How Hole-y is your Spacetime? aka How to Measure Topology in Quantum Gravity

Presenter Full Name
Dr. Alexandra Miller
SSU Faculty
Year & Semester
2023 Spring
Presentation Date
March 6, 2023

In this talk, I will introduce the field of Quantum Gravity and my favorite candidate framework: String Theory. Furthermore, I will discuss the AdS/CFT (Gauge/Gravity) duality, which is a tool for answering questions in Quantum Gravity. Finally, we will explore how to measure the topology of a quantum spacetime and specifically address whether topology can be represented by a linear operator on your spacetime or not.