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Current events QSciTech

Seminar:

To be confirmed...

Holographic principle Seminar

Time: Tuesday 27th February from 15:00 to 16:30 pm.

Location: Multipurpose room

Chair: Nathan McMahon nathan.mcmahon@mq.edu.au

Purpose:

This is the principle proposing that a quantum theory of gravity is equivalent to a theory of quantum mechanics on its boundary. The correspondence has been of interest to high energy physicists (for quantum gravity), but has also garnered the interest of condensed matter (for modelling strongly interacting systems) and quantum information physicists (as a sort of quantum error correction) in recent years.

The goals in this seminar will be to cover:

  • The general idea
  • How/why we may expect this to be true
  • What is the holographic dictionary
  • How do we map operators between bulk and boundary

Later the plan is to cover quantum information and models of strongly correlated quantum boundaries, which will likely include (subject to change based on interests and time):

  • The Ryu-Takayinagi formula
  • The HaPPY paper
  • Wavelet holography for QFT
  • Holographic calculations for strange metals/Weyl semi-metals

We hope to see you all soon!

QSciTech journal club:

Time: Friday 2nd of March from 13:00 to 14:30 pm.

Location: Multipurpose room

Chair: Lachlan Rogers  lachlan.rogers@mq.edu.au

Purpose: To improve collaboration between members of QSciTech by providing a forum in which to share and discuss meaningful research in quantum science and technology.

Structure: 

Refreshments and Announcements

  • Food provided to QSciTech members and their guests at 1:00 pm.
  • At least 48 hours notice to admin for dietary restrictions.
  • All members and guests are welcomed to share news and views.

Primary paper

  • Established QSciTech researcher presents recent paper of general interest.
  • 30 mins to present, 10 mins discussion.
  • Presentation should be understandable to all members of QSciTech.

Secondary papers

  • Three members or guests present recent papers of broad interest. 
  • Each presenter has 9 mins to present, 3 mins discussion.
  • Presentation should be understandable to several members of QSciTech.

Paper Submission Process

  • All papers should be emailed to the chair prior to the event
  • Primary presenters should provide a 100-200 word abstract explaining

*the content of the paper and

*why the paper is interesting to most members of QSciTech

  • Secondary presenters should provide a 30-50 word abstract explaining

*the content of the paper and

*why the paper is interesting to several members of QSciTech.

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