Qubits and Spacetime Unit (Philipp Höhn)

The challenge of quantum gravity is to build a theory valid over all the scales down to the minuscule Planck scale, which explains how the known operational physics of general relativity and quantum (field) theory emerge from it. This deep challenge is the main impetus of the research efforts of the Qubits and Spacetime Unit, which reside at the interface of quantum gravity, quantum information and foundations.

The focus of our research does not lie on approach-specific problems, but on generic challenges, which many approaches to quantum gravity will have to face up to and which have implications and relevance also in other areas of physics. The idea is to develop concepts, tools and methodology, which will be useful for various approaches to quantum gravity and beyond, e.g., in many-body physics and quantum information and foundations.

QI/QG Workshop 2022

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Registration deadline: March 31st, 2022.

Recent overview talks:

  • Philipp Höhn, "Dynamical frames in gauge theory and gravity", 26 Sep 2022, Quantum extreme universe from quantum information, workshop @ YITP Kyoto (video) & 22 Sep 2022, QG seminar @ Perimeter Institute (video)
  • Philipp Höhn, "Dynamical frames in gravity: locality, covariance and charges", 1 July 2022, Gravity Seminar @ University of Vienna (video)
  • Philipp Höhn, "Progress in relational quantum dynamics", Nov 5 2021, Theory of Relativity Seminar, @ University of Warsaw (video)
  • Philipp Höhn, "Progress in relational quantum dynamics", Sep 1 2021, Time in Quantum Theory, workshop @ ETH Zürich (recording)
  • Philipp Höhn, "(Quantum) frame covariance: from foundations via gauge theories to gravity", June 16 2021, Quantizing Time, workshop @ Perimeter Institute (video)
  • Philipp Höhn, "(Quantum) frame covariance in gauge systems and gravity", May 18 2021, Non-local Quantum Gravity Seminar, ENS Lyon (video)
  • Philipp Höhn, "Perspective-neutral approach to quantum frame covariance", Nov 17 & 30 2020, two-part seminar, Quantum Information Theory Group of ETH Zürich (video part 1video part 2).
  • Philipp Höhn, "Problem of time, relational observables and quantum covariance", Oct 7 2020, inaugural talk of the new international seminar series initiative Quantum Gravity Across Approaches (video).
  • Philipp Höhn, "Progress in relational quantum dynamics", Sep 15 2020, International LQG Seminar (video).

New articles:

  • Elena Cáceres, Stefan Eccles, Jason Pollack and Sarah Racz, "Generic ETH: eigenstate thermalization beyond the microcanonical", arXiv:2403.05197
  • Aidan Chatwin-Davies, Pompey Leung and Grant N. Remmen, "Holographic screen sequestration", arXiv:2312.06750
  • Philipp A. Höhn, Andrea Russo and Alexander Smith, "Matter relative to quantum hypersurfaces", arXiv:2308.12912
  • Philipp A. Höhn, Isha Kotecha and Fabio M. Mele, "Quantum Frame Relativity of Subsystems, Correlations and Thermodynamics", arXiv: 2308.09131
  • Josh Kirklin, "Probes, purviews, purgatories, parable, paradox?", arXiv: 2304.00679
  • Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Vittoria D'Esposito, Giuseppe Fabiano, Domenico Frattulillo, Philipp A. Höhn and Flavio Mercati, "Quantum Euler angles and agency-dependent spacetime", arXiv:2211.11347
  • Fabio M. Mele and Johannes Münch, "On the Role of Fiducial Structures in Minisuperspace Reduction and Quantum Fluctuations in LQC", arXiv: 2211.01268
  • Josh Kirklin, "Emergent classical gauge symmetry from quantum entanglement", arXiv: 2209.03979
  • Christophe Goeller, Philipp A. Höhn and Josh Kirklin, "Diffeomorphism-invariant observables and dynamical frames in gravity: reconciling bulk locality with general covariance", arXiv:2206.01193
  • Sylvain Carrozza, Stefan Eccles and Philipp A. Höhn, "Edge modes as dynamical frames: charges from post-selection in generally covariant theories", arXiv:2205.00913
  • Anne-Catherine de la Hamette, Thomas D. Galley, Philipp A. Höhn, Leon Loveridge and Markus P. Müller, "Perspective-neutral approach to quantum frame covariance for general symmetry groups", arXiv:2110.13824

Currently Taught Courses (more info):

  • Quantum many-body physics (lecturer Prof. P. Höhn)