Gravity, dark energy and dark matter from quantum information

4 12/2013

Wednesday, 04 Dec. 2013, 16:00 - 17:00

Workgroup Schmiedmayer Group

Presenter: Erik Verlinde, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam
Host: J. Schmiedmayer
Where: Atominstitut, Seminarraum, Stadionallee 2, 1020 Wien

I will give an overview of recent developments that relate quantum information, in particular the notion of entanglement entropy, to the origin of gravity. Black hole physics and string theory give important hints and constraints on the microscopic description of the underlying degrees of freedom. Extending these ideas to cosmology leads to a new view on dark energy, and even explains quantitative features of dark matter.