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IQI Weekly Seminar

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Holographic baby universes: an observable story
Monica Kang, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics, Caltech,

Abstract: I will introduce a formalism based on GNS construction for studying baby universes. By shifting the primordial role to the algebra of observables rather than the Hilbert spaces, I will introduce baby universe operations, build baby universe algebra, and construct the baby universe Hilbert spaces. I will further explain how this approach will give an understanding of the miraculous cancellation as a natural result from the character theory. I will illustrate by giving two different physical settings as examples.

For more information, please contact Bonnie Leung by email at bjleung@caltech.edu.