VIRTUAL MEETING: Colloquium – From Quantum Mechanics to Spacetime

  • Oct. 21, 2020, 4:00 pm
  • ZOOM ONLY

Speaker: Sean Carroll, Caltech
http://events.fnal.gov/colloquium/

Zoom information coming soon

Nine decades in, the foundations of quantum mechanics remain mysterious. Meanwhile, modern physicists puzzle over how to reconcile quantum mechanics with gravity. I will suggest that these problems are related, and that a promising strategy suggests itself: rather than “quantizing gravity,” we should look for gravity within quantum mechanics. This approach has interesting consequences for how we think about the nature of space and time.