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/

Fermilab employees and users can access the Zoom link below (Services login required):

https://fermipoint.fnal.gov/org/ood/LabLeadership/Shared%20Documents/Zoom%20link%20for%20colloquium.docx?d=wddecabdd5efe44ee91ba775647366a0a&csf=1&e=XzG3Ib

Please note: you will need the passcode to enter the zoom

Anyone else can obtain the Zoom link the day of the colloquium by emailing Barb Kronkow at kronkow@fnal.gov

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.