24-30 July 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

How to make a quantum black hole with ultra-cold gases

25 Jul 2016, 18:25
20m
Building 67 Room 1003 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 67 Room 1003

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Talk Theoretical Developments Theoretical Developments

Speaker

Masanori Hanada (Kyoto U, Stanford U)

Description

We argue that a small, quantum black hole can be made from atoms and lasers. The holographic principle claims that the quantum gravitational systems, e.g. superstring theory, is equivalent to non-gravitational quantum systems, e,g. super Yang-Mills theory. Here the 'equivalence' means two theories cannot be distinguished even in principle. Therefore, if the holographic principle is true, then by engineering the non-gravitational systems by using an optical lattice, one can create actual quantum black holes. In this presentation, we consider the simplest example: the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK) model. We design a an experimental scheme for creating the SYK model with use of ultra-cold fermionic atoms. This presentation is based on a paper "Creating and probing the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model with ultracold gases: Towards experimental studies of quantum gravity," arXiv:1606.02454 with Ippei Danshita (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University) and Masaki Tezuka (Deptartment of Physics, Kyoto University).

Primary author

Masanori Hanada (Kyoto U, Stanford U)

Co-authors

Ippei Danshita (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University) Masaki Tezuka (Department of Physics, Kyoto University)

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