Entanglement, Holography and Geometry
The workshop will focus on the important role played by the quantum entanglement in fundamental physics and the applications to geometry. In recent years entanglement entropy has been shown to be instrumental in many fields of physics from quantum computers to black holes. We plan to discuss recent progress and outline possible directions for the future. One particular goal for the workshop is to exchange views on the role of mathematics in the existing and developing theories in physics.
- Pr Gary Gibbons, University of Cambridge, UK, LE STUDIUM RESEARCH PROFESSOR at LMPT
- Pr Michael Atiyah, The Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK
- Pr Erik Verlinde, Amsterdam University, NL
- Pr Andre Neves, Imperial College, London, UK
- Pr Michael Duff, Imperial College, London, UK
- Pr Michael Smolkin, Berkeley University, San-Francisco CA, USA
- Pr Roberto Emparan, Barcelona University, SP
- Pr Sergey Solodukhin, LMPT, Université François Rabelais Tours, FR
- Pr. Juerg Froehlich (ETH Zurich & IHES)
A return shuttle will be organised for participants from Tours. Departure at 7h45 from Tours Central Train station.
Lunch is organised in Orleans.
To come (but it'll be from 9:30am to 6:00pm)
- M. Atiyah: Big ideas of Einstein and Dirac
- M. Duff: Gravity as the square of Yang-Mills
- R.Emparan: Black holes in the 1/D expansion
- M. Smolkin: Probing c-theorems with entanglement entropy"
- S. Solodukhin: Entanglement entropy and geometry
- J. Froehlich: Information Loss and Entanglement in Quantum Theory
- G.W. Gibbons: Introductory Overview
- Andre Neves: Min-max methods in Geometry
"I will explain how min-max methods can be used to answer three open questions in Geometry: The Willmore Conjecture, the Freedman-He-Wang conjecture on Energy of links, and Yau conjecture on minimal surfaces. This is joint work with Fernando Marques."