Spacetime as a quantum error-correcting code?

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This essay considers an interpretation of the AdS/CFT correspondence under which the bulk and the boundary emerge from a more fundamental discrete system that realizes the structure of an erasure-protection quantum error-correcting code (QECC). I consider the extent to which this view underwrites the claim that spacetime is a QECC (as some authors have suggested), and how it fits into recent schemes of realist interpretations of dualities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-36
Number of pages11
JournalStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
StatePublished - Aug 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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