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PHYSICS PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Phil Saad

Ph.D. Candidate:  Phil Saad
Research Advisor:  Stephen Shenker

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm
 

Zoom Meeting Link:  https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99006873652

Zoom Meeting Password: Email mariaf67@stanford.edu

Title: Black Hole, Baby Universes, and Random Matrices

Abstract: Black holes are thought to behave as ordinary quantum systems, with standard features of quantum systems such as a discrete set of energy levels. However, many of these features are difficult to see directly in gravity. In this talk I will discuss some work focusing on understanding the gravitational phenomena responsible for the discreteness of the energy levels of black holes. The absorption and emission of "baby" universes from the black hole spacetime play a key role.

May 19, 2020 - 1:30pm