Bekenstein's Revolutionary Legacy

by Prof. Raphael Bousso

University of California Berkeley
at Physics Colloquium

Mon, 27 Mar 2023, 16:00


Jacob Bekenstein was the first to treat black holes like material objects, allowing them to contribute to the entropy of the universe. By recognizing that Einstein's seemingly classical theory of gravity is able to count its own quantum states and those of matter, he forged a profound relation between spacetime geometry and quantum information.

Today, his insight is driving a golden age of progress. Gravity has been used to show that the universe behaves like a hologram; that information escapes from th black hole; and that what we perceive as energy density is really a change in the flow of quantum information.

Created on 27-02-2023 by Maniv, Eran (eranmaniv)
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