Hello! I'm Jon Sorce, and this is my landing page.
I am a fifth year PhD student in theoretical physics at Stanford University, advised by Patrick Hayden. My research broadly lies in the "It From Qubit" field, using ideas from quantum information theory to understand problems in quantum gravity. As a grad student, most of my papers have involved using semiclassical general relativity to understand the entanglement structure of holographic quantum field theories, with an eye toward understanding quantitatively how spacetime emerges from the entanglement patterns of fundamental degrees of freedom. I am also interested quite broadly in the theory of entanglement in many-body quantum systems.
On the internet, I'm known mostly as the writer and composer of a choose-your-own-adventure game called Soft Earth, which tells the story of a ten-year-old girl who sneaks into the woods one night to look for her grandmother's ghost. I'm slightly less known for, but equally proud of, a choose-your-own-adventure game called Fall On Your Knees, a personal story about how homes change in our absence, told through the eyes of a young adult going to church with their family. I haven't written any fiction in a while due to the time constraints of grad school, but I suspect I'll return to writing in some form in the future.
My physics publications can be found on arXiv or iNSPIRE (though my pure quantum information papers are listed only on arXiv). In late 2021, I started maintaining a physics blog at sorcenotes.blogspot.com, where I compile research-level notes on topics in mathematical physics.
Scientific colleagues are encouraged to contact me using my institutional email, which they should be able to find through the usual channels. Anyone else wanting to get in touch, you can contact me by sending me an email at . I'm always happy to meet new people.