Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2018

From Qubits to Spacetime

Program Description 

PiTP 2018 is titled "From Qubits to Spacetime," and will cover topics ranging from the connections between quantum information and the strucuture of spacetime, to how information is manipulated by the dynamics and how quantum effects can be included in black hole thermodynamics.  

Program Details 

Dates: JULY 16-27, 2018

Application deadline: March 1, 2018.  The application form is now closed.

APPLICATION UPDATE: Notification status regarding your application will be sent to you by April 1, 2018. Those accepted will need to confirm their participation by April 15, 2018.

Preliminary Reading List is now posted. 

Program Schedule will be available soon. 


The goal of the school is to present the connections between quantum information and the structure of spacetime that have been the focus of much recent research.
How is quantum information shared between subsystems?
How is information manipulated by the dynamics?
How can quantum effects be included in black hole thermodynamics?
In a holographic theory, how is the bulk encoded in the boundary? 

Partial List of Lecturers

Ahmed Almheiri - Institute for Advanced Study

Atish Dabholkar - International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Thomas Faulkner - University of Illinois

Daniel Harlow - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Matthew Headrick - Brandeis University

Juan Maldacena - Institute for Advanced Study​

Douglas Stanford - Institute for Advanced Study 

Leonard Susskind - Stanford University

Aron Wall - Stanford University

Edward Witten - Institute for Advanced Study


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