Understanding Big Bang Singularities from Holography

PIRSA ID: 15030094
Event Type: Seminar
Scientific Area(s):
Quantum Fields and Strings
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Using holography, I will describe an approach for understanding the physics of a big bang singularity by translating the problem into the language of the dual quantum field theory. Certain two-point correlators in the dual field theory are sensitive to near-singularity physics in a dramatic way, and this provides an avenue for investigating how strong quantum gravity effects in string theory might modify the classical description of the big bang.