Informational Architecture of Spacetime
(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.
Please visit the workshop website to register (deadline March 31st, 2022).
We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the the current COVID-19 situation.
OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.