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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday, February 12, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm
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From quantum error correction to critical theories: A holographic journey
Alexander Jahn, Postdoctoral Scholar, Preskill Group,

Abstract: Holographic dualities have driven high energy theory research for many years but have recently become intertwined with quantum information ideas. At the center of this connection is a representation of entanglement and quantum error correction in critical theories by higher-dimensional or "bulk" quantities with gravitational features.

In this talk, I give an overview of the key developments of this exciting field and explain how models of holographic quantum error correction can be understood from a both a high energy and condensed matter perspective. In the context of the latter, I also mention my recent work on the renormalization group flow of a certain class of holographic codes.

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