# Gravity and Entanglement

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filed under:
Physics
Colloquium

Date and time |
Nov 15, 2018 from 04:10 PM to 05:00 PM |
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Location | 60 St.George Street MP 102 |

Host | AW Peet |

## Mark van Raamsdonk

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University of British Columbia
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The AdS/CFT correspondence provides a quantum theory of gravity in which spacetime and gravitational physics emerge from an ordinary non-gravitational quantum system with many degrees of freedom. In this talk, I will explain how quantum entanglement between these degrees of freedom is crucial for the emergence of a classical spacetime, and describe progress in understanding how spacetime dynamics (gravitation) arises from the physics of quantum entanglement.