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 Thursday, 11 May 2023

    Video-Recording for any system with MP4-support

   - Video.mp4  (ca. 508 Mb)

 15:15 – 16:30


  "Quantum gravity, chaos, complexity and statistical physics"


                                         Prof. Jan de Boer

                         (Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam)



I will give an overview of various recent developments in our

understanding of quantum gravity and black holes. In particular, I will

focus on (i) the chaotic nature of the quantum gravitational degrees of

freedom, (ii) the statistical interpretation of semi-classical gravity and

its connection to wormholes, and (iii) the possible role of computational

complexity. I will try to connect all of this to famous questions like the

information loss paradox and the experience of an infalling observer.




Jan de Boer graduated from Utrecht University in 1993 and has held

research positions at the State University of New York at Stony Brook,

University of California at Berkeley Institute-Lorentz for Theoretical

Physics in Leiden, and Spinoza Institute, Utrecht. Since 2000 he is a

professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of

Amsterdam. He is also a member of the executive board and the chair of

board of Science Domain of the Dutch Research Council (NWO), and a

founding member of the International Society on Quantum Gravity. He has

worked extensively on quantum aspects of gravity and blackholes.


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