## Jamboree presentation

### Prof. A.W. Peet, T-HEP faculty

- Gravity is probably my favourite force in the Universe.
- Einstein's General Relativity is a successful theory of
*classical* gravitational fields, consistent with experiments all the way from micron scales out to the edges of the visible universe.
- But as a
*quantum* field theory, it fails, giving nonsense at high energies.
- How much can we learn about Quantum Gravity? Black holes provide a fascinating laboratory for investigating this.

### What is the fabric of spacetime made of?

- When do quantum effects become important in systems with gravity, for as many different contexts as possible, with black holes, in various dimensions?

- Qualitatively new emergent phenomena can arise in physical systems in the limit of a large number of field degrees of freedom. Does classical spacetime
*emerge* from more fundamental LEGOs?

- Two useful toolsets I recruit:
- aspects of String Theory, a promising approach to QG;
- Holography, which originated in string theory but doesn't require it.

### Invitation to visit

**I am currently looking for 1-2 new grad students.** If you think you might be interested in what I work on, please contact me for a chat. I am not a scary monster and I don't bite! :D
- Suggested courses (in order of importance):-
- Quantum Field Theory x 2 [required by all T-HEP advisors]
- General Relativity x 2
- depending on your background, some of: PHY1500F Stat Mech, PHY1540S Math Methods, PHY2408S Phenomenology, PHY2108/9 Statistical methods, ...

- For more info online, please visit my home page.