Black Holes, Quantum Information, and Unification


Bousso, R. (2018). Black Holes, Quantum Information, and Unification. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/18020079


Bousso, Raphael. Black Holes, Quantum Information, and Unification. Perimeter Institute, Feb. 21, 2018, https://pirsa.org/18020079


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:18020079,
            doi = {10.48660/18020079},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/18020079},
            author = {Bousso, Raphael},
            keywords = {Other},
            language = {en},
            title = {Black Holes, Quantum Information, and Unification},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2018},
            month = {feb},
            note = {PIRSA:18020079 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Raphael Bousso University of California, Berkeley

Talk Type Scientific Series


The study of black holes has revealed a deep connection between quantum information and spacetime geometry. Its origin must lie in a quantum theory of gravity, so it offers a valuable hint in our search for a unified theory. Precise formulations of this relation recently led to new insights in Quantum Field Theory, some of which have been rigorously proven. An important example is our discovery of the first universal lower bound on the local energy density. The energy near a point can be negative, but it is bounded below by a quantity related to the information flowing past the point.