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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday, October 7, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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The black hole interior from non-isometric codes and complexity
Chris Akers, MIT,

Joint HET/IQIM Seminar

Talk will be in 114 E. Bridge

Abstract: Quantum error correction has given us a natural language for the emergence of spacetime, but the black hole interior poses a challenge for this framework: at late times the apparent number of interior degrees of freedom in effective field theory can vastly exceed the true number of fundamental degrees of freedom, so there can be no isometric (i.e. inner-product preserving) encoding of the former into the latter. I will explain how quantum error correction nonetheless can be used to explain the emergence of the black hole interior, via the idea of "non-isometric codes protected by computational complexity".

Join by zoom at: https://caltech.zoom.us/j/89520785846

Lunch will be provided, following the talk, on the lawn outside the Bridge arcade.

Attendees joining in person must demonstrate that they comply with Caltech's vaccination requirements (present Caltech ID or AWS ID or vaccination and booster confirmation).

For more information, please contact Marcia Brown by phone at 626-395-4013 or by email at [email protected].