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Videos from Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2018

Published 2018

Dan Komoda

“From Qubits to Spacetime,” the title of 2018's Prospects in Theoretical Physics program, took place from July 16–27, 2018, and covered topics ranging from the connections between quantum information and the structure of spacetime, to how information is shared between subsystems and is manipulated by the dynamics, and how quantum effects can be included in black hole thermodynamics.

Introduction to Information Theory by Edward Witten

Holographic Entanglement Entropy I by Matthew Headrick

Quantum Field Theory and Entanglement by Edward Witten

Quantum Information and the Black Hole Interior 1 by Ahmed Almeiri

Light Rays and Black Holes I by Edward Witten

Holographic Entanglement Entropy II by Matthew Headrick 

Quantum Information and the Black Hole Interior II by Ahmed Almeiri

Entanglement in QFT by Thomas Faulkner

Light Rays and Black Holes II by Edward Witten

Spacetime Thermodynamics I by Aron Wall

Entanglement in QFT II by Thomas Faulkner

Holographic Entanglement Entropy III by Matthew Headrick 

Spacetime Thermodynamics II by Aron Wall

Firewalls, AdS/CFT, and the Complexity of States and Unitaries: A Computer Science Perspective by Scott Aaronson  

Entanglement in QFT III by Thomas Faulkner

Firewalls, AdS/CFT, and the Complexity of States and Unitaries: A Computer Science Perspective II by Scott Aaronson  

Spacetime Thermodynamics III by Aron Wall

Many-Body Quantum Chaos by Douglas Stanford

Holography and Quantum Error Correction by Daniel Harlow 

Holography and Quantum Error Correction II by Daniel Harlow

Many-Body Quantum Chaos II by Douglas Stanford

Holography and Quantum Error Correction III by Daniel Harlow 

Toy Models for Black Holes by Juan Maldacena 

Many-Body Quantum Chaos III by Douglas Stanford

Exact Quantum Entropy of Black Holes by Atish Dabholkar

Complexity and Gravity by Leonard Susskind

Toy Models for Black Holes II by Juan Maldacena

Exact Quantum Entropy of Black Holes II by Atish Dabholkar

Complexity and Gravity II by Leonard Susskind

Toy Models for Black Holes III by Juan Maldacena

Complexity and Gravity III by Leonard Susskind


Prospects in Theoretical Physics is an intensive two-week summer program typically designed for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars considering a career in theoretical physics. First held by the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in the summer of 2002, the PiTP program is designed to provide lectures and informal sessions on the latest advances and open questions in various areas of theoretical physics. Prospects in Theoretical Physics builds on the strong relationship of the research groups at the Institute and Princeton University, and many faculty members from the physics departments at both institutions are actively involved in the program together with scientists from neighboring institutions.