PHYS 598 QEN - Entanglement in QFT and gravity

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in physics intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.


4 hours


An introduction to quantum entanglement methods in Quantum Field Theory and gravity. Topics covered will include: entanglement in Conformal Field Theory, Renormalization Group flows, dynamical settings, topological theories and AdS/CFT. Additional topics to include black hole thermodynamics and the area law, energy conditions, the thermofield double, hawking radiation and the information paradox.