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Previous Programs

2018 Agency in the Physical World
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2016 Physics of the Observer
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2015 The Physics of What Happens
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2013 Physics of Information
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2010 The Nature of Time
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2008 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology
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2006 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology
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Dr. Fotini Markopoulou
Perimeter Institute

Project Title

Quantum Gravity from a Quantum Information Theoretic Perspective

Project Summary

Quantum gravity is the problem of joining quantum theory to general relativity to make a theory of space and time. I study models of quantum space-time, which I treat as analogous to problems in condensed matter physics in that the challenge is to understand how macroscopic behavior is emergent from a many body system. In my work I have shown these can be addressed by using methods initially developed to model quantum computers. I propose to use these new methods to investigate the theoretical and observational consequences of specific models of quantum space-time.



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