Talk by Prof. Gia Dvali (LMU-MPI, Munich)

30.01.2024 16:30 - 18:30

Prof. Gia Dvali will give a talk on Tuesday, 30.01.2024 at 16.30, titled "Saturons"

  • When: 30.01.2024
  • Where: Ernst Mach Lecture Hall
                 2nd floor, Boltzmanngasse 5
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gia Dvali



Saturons are macroscopic objects that saturate the field theoretic upper bound on microstate degeneracy.  Due to this feature, unlike ordinary macroscopic objects, a saturon can exist in a maximally entangled quantum state for an unusually long time.
Due to their maximal microstate entropy, from a quantum information perspective, saturons and black holes belong to the same universality class with common key properties.  However, as opposed to black holes,  saturons do not require gravity and can emerge via ordinary renormalizable interactions, in the form  of soliton-like states.  Some saturons can potentially be created in quantum labs.  After reviewing the general properties of saturons, we discuss their implications for fundamental physics, cosmology and for various quantum systems that can be studied in current and near-future laboratory settings.