Informational Architecture of Spacetime Workshop

(This workshop was originally scheduled for September 2021 but has been postponed to May 30 - June 3, 2022, due to the pandemic.)

The emerging information paradigm is leading to deep new insights into the structure of spacetime. Many results, in various approaches, suggest that its large-scale structure can be understood as emerging from quantum correlations of more fundamental degrees of freedom. An intriguing picture arises that portrays the architecture of spacetime as a network of quantum degrees of freedom exchanging information and in which quantum correlations assume the role of the "glue" that holds spacetime together. These insights not only hint at a universal emergence mechanism for spacetime structures, but also offer new perspectives on various established topics, including black holes, the dynamics of spacetime, spacetime thermodynamics, and information processing in spacetime. Drawing from multiple research areas, these developments have led to prolific cross-fertilizations and a novel multidisciplinary research community.

The Informational Architecture of Spacetime Workshop brings together leading experts at the interface of quantum gravity, quantum information theory, quantum many-body physics and quantum foundations to discuss contemporary research on understanding spacetime from an informational perspective. The following four main topics will be broadly covered during the meeting:

  • Black Holes and Information
  • Entanglement, Complexity and Geometry
  • Quantum Many-Body Techniques in Quantum Gravity
  • Quantum Information, Foundations and Spacetime

​Talks are by invitation only.

Dates

May 30, 2022 (Monday, all day) - June 3, 2022 (Friday, all day)

Location

OIST Seaside House and Main Campus (B250).

At present, we are aiming for a hybrid format with both in-person (mostly speakers and local audience) and online participation. Talks will be made available by livestream. Zoom links will be provided after registration.
 
Depending on the situation due to the covid-19 pandemic, the workshop may however be moved fully online. Relevant updates will be announced once available.

Registration

Please fill in this form to register for the workshop (deadline March 31st, 2022).

Invited Speakers

  • Alice Bernamonti (Florence University)
  • Eugenio Bianchi (Penn State University)
  • Sylvain Carrozza (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
  • Bin Chen (Peking University)
  • Giulio Chiribella (University of Hong Kong, University of Oxford)
  • Ignacio Cirac (Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics Garching)
  • Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter Institute)
  • Masahiro Hotta (Tohoku University)
  • Veronika Hubeny (UC Davis)
  • Janet Ling-Yan Hun* (Fudan University)
  • Ted Jacobson (University of Maryland)
  • Achim Kempf (University of Waterloo)
  • Markus Müller (IQOQI-Vienna)
  • Rob Myers (Perimeter Institute)
  • Jonathan Oppenheim (University College London)
  • Daniele Oriti (Ludwig-Maximilians University)
  • Alejandro Perez (CPT Marseille)
  • Malcolm Perry (University of Cambridge)
  • Tadashi Takayanagi (Kyoto University)
  • Tomonori Ugajin (Kyoto University)
  • Aron Wall (University of Cambridge)

* To be confirmed.

Further speakers will be announced, including for shorter talks.

Organizers

Stefan Eccles, Philipp Höhn, Josh Kirklin, Isha Kotecha, Fabio Mele (OIST, Qubits and Spacetime Unit)