Fall 2019: “Quantum Information and Geometry”
Course description: This course is an introduction to information-theoretic methods in fundamental physics. It is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in Physics and Mathematics. I strongly encourage interested Mathematics students with knowledge of operator algebras to participate.
Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics and/or Operator Algebra, Statistical Mechanics, Classical Mechanics. Knowledge of Quantum Field Theory is not required; however, familiarity with the basics of General Relativity and Riemannian geometry will be assumed.
Topics that we will cover:
- General Quantum Systems and Entanglement Theory
- Tensor Networks and Geometry
- Quantum Fields and Entanglement
- Basics of Conformal Field Theory
- Towards the Emergence of Spacetime and Holography
If you have suggested/comments regarding the course please do not hesitate to email me.