Entanglement in Curved Spacetime (13w5153)


(U of Waterloo Canada)

(University of Waterloo)

(The University of Queensland)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Entanglement in Curved Spacetime" workshop from September 22nd to September 27th, 2013.

The greatest challenge in contemporary physics is the unification of general relativity with quantum theory. Mathematically, the key challenge is to bridge between the very different mathematical methods of general relativity on one hand and those of quantum theory on the other hand. In this context, this workshop focuses on the exploration of new avenues of research for the mathematical description of the effects that spacetime relativity has on the universal phenomenon of quantum entanglement.

To this end, the workshop will bring together the most prominent researchers in the subject of relativistic quantum information, as well as some of their best postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The workshop is timely, because of recently-emerged prospects for experimental tests of phenomena of relativistic quantum information, for example, using quantum communication with satellite-based instruments.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).