COLLOQUIUM

4:00 PM  (CET) 12 January 2020. Prof. Dr. CARLO ROVELLI (Aix-Marseille University)

Quantum gravity in the lab: the perspective of a quantum gravity theorist

Unlike most quantum-gravity experiments in the lab previously considered, the perspective of observing Gravity Mediated Entanglement (GME)  is of great interest from the perspective of a quantum gravity theorist, in spite of its non-relativistic character.  I illustrate why.  I give a straightforward generally relativistic interpretation of the GME.  I discuss the (very long shoot) possibility of observing genuinely relativistic quantum gravitational effects with the same technique.  I give a simple overview of where we stand in quantum gravity, both theoretically and empirically.

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