Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Entanglement entropy and quantum field theory
9 December 2014 16:00 in CLC 202
Over the past decade, spatial entanglement entropies have been revealed as a powerful tool for understanding the structure of quantum field theories, giving new perspectives on old questions and leading to interesting new ones. A particularly interesting set of theories is the so-called holographic ones, which admit a dual description in terms of classical gravity. It turns out that entanglement entropies in such theories are relatively easy to study and exhibit intriguing information-theoretic properties, which may offer clues to nature of holographic dualities. I will review these developments and comment on important open problems.
Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).