Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO

"Thermodynamic Origin of Einstein's Equations and the Null Energy Condition"

Maulik Parikh
Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona, Etats-Unis d'Amérique)

A compelling idea in quantum gravity is that gravity is not in fact a fundamental force. Rather, in this view, gravity (and perhaps spacetime itself) is regarded as emerging from the coarse-graining of some as-yet-unidentified microscopic degrees of freedom. I will show that the first and second laws of thermodynamics, applied to the underlying degrees of freedom, give rise precisely to Einstein's equations and the null energy condition, respectively.

lundi 16 octobre 2017 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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