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FTheory: Quantum Fluctuations and the Small Scale Structure of Spacetime

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Steve Carlip, UC Davis
When
26 September 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where
320 Whitmore Lab
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Quantum fluctuations of the stress-energy tensor almost certainly cause light rays to converge very rapidly at distances a bit above the Planck scale. I will explain why this is true and offer some speculations about the implications for the small scale structure of spacetime.

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