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Joint Atomic Physics Colloquium Correction

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics/ Department of Physics - Harvard University
Joint Atomic Physics Colloquium

Speaker :  Seth Lloyd , MIT

Title   :      "A Theory of Quantum Gravity Based on Quantum Computation"

Time    :    Wednesday,  April 26, 2006 @ 4:30 p.m. - Tea @ 4:00 p.m.

Place   :    Jefferson Laboratory  * Room 356

This talk proposes a theory of quantum gravity based on quantum information processing. In this theory, distances and time intervals are derived from pairwise interactions between quantum degrees of freedom: the geometry of spacetime is a construct, derived from the underlying quantum information processing. The theory provides explicit predictions for the back-reaction of the metric to computational `matter', black-hole evaporation, holography, and quantum cosmology.

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