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The Department of Mathematics is hosting a series of colloquia, open for all to attend. On 10 November 2022, Professor Alejandra Castro Anich from the University of Cambridge will give a talk on 'Engineering Gravitational Theories'.


The holographic principle posits a radical way to quantify gravitational physics. It claims that all information of a gravitational theory in a region of space can be encoded by a quantum theory at the boundary of this region. During this colloquium, Professor Alejandra Castro Anich will discuss holography from an engineering perspective. We will see how one can engineer, i.e., design and build, gravity through this relationship, using possible quantum theories on the boundary as materials for the undertaking. The concrete advances will be presented for AdS_3/CFT_2: an instance of holography that relates three-dimensional gravity with a negative cosmological constant (AdS_3) to a two-dimensional conformal field theory (CFT_2).



This talk will take place in person at King's College London and will also be streamed online via Microsoft Teams. Please click here to sign up for either an In-Person Ticket or an Online Ticket. If you wish to attend the in-person event, you must select the correct ticket type.

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