Colloquium: Sean Carroll, host of popular podcast "Mindscape"

From Quantum Mechanics to Spacetime

Sean Carroll, Caltech and Sante Fe Institute

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.



Start date
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, 3:35 p.m.
End date
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, 4:35 p.m.