# Lluis Masanes: Conformal quantum circuits and holography

Date of publication: 24. 5. 2024

Mathematical physics seminar

Thursday

30

May

Time:

14:00 - 16:00

Location:

Seminar room 133, Jadranska ulica 21

We introduce a spin-chain model with dynamics consisting of a unitary circuit with discrete conformal symmetry. This model is holographically dual to a toy theory of quantum gravity in 2+1 dimensions, where certain tensor-network states correspond to classical discrete geometries. Unlike previous approaches, like holographic codes, these tensor networks and geometries evolve in time, reproducing some phenomena from general relativity. Also, these states satisfy the Ryu-Takayanagi correspondence between entanglement and geometry, but they provide much more, they contain a complete description of the bulk, including the interior of black holes, a feature that is not so transparent in standard AdS/CFT.