## Quantum gravity in a finite box

**Speaker:**Edgar Shaghoulian

**When:**September 4, 2019 (Wed), 04:15PM to 05:15PM (add to my calendar)

**Location:**PRB 595

*This event is part of the HET Seminar Series. *

The Wilsonian paradigm suggests universality of quantum field theory in the infrared. Interestingly, it also suggests universality of quantum mechanics (d=1 quantum field theory) in the ultraviolet. What, then, lies in the landscape of the infrared of quantum mechanics, and what are the ways in which the ultraviolet can be modified? I will focus on a particular deformation of quantum mechanics inspired by the T-Tbar deformation of two-dimensional quantum field theory. In the context of holography, this deformation will correspond to placing Jackiw-Teitelboim gravity in a finite box. I will also present an equivalent description of this deformation in terms of coupling to worldline gravity.