1. |
8/26/2021 video |
The problem of quantum gravity. Handwritten notes. Read: QGBH section 1. |
2. |
8/31/2021 video |
Path integrals and quantum states. Handwritten notes on path integrals. Read: QGBH section 4. |
3. |
9/2/2021 video |
Correlators in Euclidean vs Lorentzian. Handwritten notes on analytic properties of correlators. Read: section 3 of 1509.00014. : |
4. |
9/7/2021 video |
Unruh radiation. Handwritten notes on Unruh radiation. Read: Carroll Chapter 9 (QFT in curved spacetime), QGBH section 3 and section 4. |
5. |
9/9/2021 video |
Unruh radiation continued + thermofield double.
Handwritten notes on thermofield double. Read: QGBH Thermofield double exercise in section 5, plus section 17.1 |
6. |
9/14/2021 video |
Finishing thermofield double + starting black hole thermodynamics. Read: QGBH Section 2. (I am following QGBH closely for this lecture, so not posting handwritten notes.) |
7. |
9/16/2021 video |
More black hole thermodynamics + starting Hawking radiation. Handwritten notes on Hawking radiation. Read: QGBH Section 5. |
8. |
9/21/2021 video |
More Hawking radiation. |
9. |
9/23/2021 video |
Even more Hawking radiation. |
10. |
9/28/2021 video |
The area theorem. Handwritten notes on hypersurfaces and the area theorem. Read: Carroll Appendix D and Wald 9.2. (For more details see Poisson chapters 2 and 3.) |
11. |
9/30/2021 video |
Energy conditions; starting gravitational path integrals. Handwritten notes on energy conditions. Read: Poisson 2.1. |
12. |
10/5/2021 video |
More on gravitational path integrals. Handwritten notes on gravitational path integrals. Read: QGBH Section 6. |
13. |
10/7/2021 video |
Quantum corrections in semiclassical gravity; Intro to AdS/CFT. Handwritten notes on intro to AdS/CFT. Read: QGBH Sections 10 and 14. |
14. |
10/14/2021 video |
Intro to AdS/CFT continued; CFT Read: QGBH section 11.1 and Simmons-Duffin TASI lectures, sections 1-2 |
15. |
10/19/2021 video |
CFT Handwritten notes on CFT basics Read: Simmons-Duffin TASI lectures, sections 3-4 (Skip/skim the parts of the Simmons-Duffin s dealing with spinning operators.) |
16. |
10/21/2021 video |
CFT Read: Simmons-Duffin TASI lectures, sections 5-6 |
17. |
10/26/2021 video |
2d CFT Handwritten notes on 2d CFT Read: Simmons-Duffin 299 notes, sections 15.1-15.8 |
18. |
10/28/2021 video |
2d CFT |
To prime or not to prime: notes on conformal transformations. These are the promised notes in which I tried to carefully explain the relationships among coordinate transformations, Poincare transformations, conformal transformations, and Weyl transformations. | ||
19. |
11/2/2021 video |
Quantum entropy Handwritten notes on quantum entropy Read: QGBH sections 18-19. |
20. |
11/4/2021 video |
More quantum entropy; quantum information in Hawking radiation Read: Harlow's Jerusalem Lectures section 5. |
21. |
11/9/2021 |
More on QI in Hawking radiation: Page curve, Mathur's small corrections argument Handwritten notes on intro to the Page curve |
22. |
11/16/2021 |
Replica calculation of entanglement entropy in 2d CFT Handwritten notes on entanglement entropy in 2d CFT |
23. |
11/18/2021 |
Generalized entropy: Definition, generalized second law, and derivation from replicas Handwritten notes on generalized entropy |
24. |
11/23/2021 |
Holographic entanglement entropy Handwritten notes on holographic entanglement entropy Read: QGBH sections 21 and 22. |
25. |
11/30/2021 |
More holographic entanglement entropy |
1. | Problem set 1 | due 9/14/2021 |
2. | Problem set 2 | due 9/23/2021 |
3. | Problem set 3 | due 10/14/2021 |
4. | Problem set 4 | due 10/28/2021 |
5. | Problem set 5 | due 11/16/2021 |
Choose a final presentation topic | by 11/19/2021 | |
6. | Problem set 6 | due Dec 17 (optional) |