The understanding of the universe has taken great leaps in the early 20th century due to the discovery of general relativity and quantum mechanics changing our conception of the very nature of matter, space, and time. Much research has centered on the interesting interplay between the surprising and counter-intuitive features of quantum mechanics and the beautiful geometric interpretation of gravity due to Einstein's theory of general relativity. This talk discusses a dramatic recent connection between these two descriptions relating the notion of quantum entanglement to that of wormholes bridging distant regions of spacetime.
Ahmed Almheiri, Member of the School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton NJ
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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