Special Physics Colloquium: Dr. James Sully

Wed. Apr. 14 02:00 PM - Wed. Apr. 14 03:00 PM
Contact: Andrea Wiebe
Location: via Zoom

The department of Physics would like to invite the community to attend the following presentation for tenure-track consideration.

Dr. James Sully
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of British Columbia, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Vancouver, BC


The Quantum Gravity Kaleidoscope

Quantum gravity is sometimes derided as a pursuit of purely theoretical interest. But developments in our understanding of black holes suggest that effects from quantum gravity might one day be experimentally measurable. To prepare ourselves, we must first understand what quantum gravity really means. Thankfully, we are pre-armed with a deep principle about gravity—that spacetime is really a hologram—and a powerful model for making this idea precise: gauge/gravity duality. I will explain what these concepts mean and how to translate gravitational physics into a more familiar language to reveal insights about the fabric of spacetime and the nature of black holes. 


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