4 September 2023 to 20 December 2023
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Defining a theory of quantum gravity remains one of the most challenging problems at the cutting edge of research in mathematical and theoretical physics. Unlocking this problem implies constructing a quantum field theoretic description of gravity which fully elucidates how a quantum field theory encodes gravitational spacetime background solutions.
Much of the progress in shaping the language and the framework of this problem owes its genesis to a specific subset of problems in quantum gravity, namely those dealing with understanding the organisation of information in black holes.
These problems in turn can be neatly divided into two streams of research, each dealing with a different class of black holes as systems of interest:
These two parallel streams of research in quantum gravity have, in the last decade, experienced unprecedented conceptual and computational leaps, with recent work on the relation of Moonshine, conformal field theories and quantum error corrections codes, as well as attempts in defining computational complexity for black holes, strongly suggesting a powerful connection between these two streams of research into quantum gravity.
The primary objective of this programme is to synergistically bring together mathematicians, mathematical physicists, string theorists and quantum information researchers in these two parallel streams united by their common focus on understanding black hole entropy. The goal is to use powerful emerging computational tools such as machine learning, and cross-pollinating concepts and calculational toolkits across disparate research lines, in order to make decisive advances in our understanding of black holes in quantum gravity.
2 October 2023 to 6 October 2023
6 November 2023 to 10 November 2023
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