Duration
01 January 2017 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Research Foundation  Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines

Natural sciences
 Applied mathematics in specific fields ^{ }
 Astronomy and space sciences ^{ }
 Classical physics ^{ }
 Elementary particle and high energy physics ^{ }
 Materials physics ^{ }
 Mathematical physics ^{ }
 Quantum physics ^{ }
Keywords
quantum field theory
quantum information theory
gauge theory
Project description
In this project, we study entanglement in gauge theories and gravitation (string theory). In both cases, the physical Hilbert space does not factorize so that the definition of entanglement becomes problematic. Edge states enable factorisation of the Hilbert space but are not unique. We investigate which definition of edge states corresponds with geometric entanglement entropy based on the replica trick and the relation with distillable entanglement entropy. More generally, we try to uncover the relation between entanglement and emergent gravity.