Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Bootstrapping Quantum Extremal Surfaces

Speaker : Alexandre Belin (CERN)

2021-09-23

Abstract :

We dedicate this seminar to the loving memory of Thanu Padmanabhan (Paddy).

Quantum extremal surfaces are central to the connection between quantum information theory and quantum gravity and they have played a prominent role in the recent progress on the information paradox. In this talk, I will present a program to systematically link these surfaces to the microscopic data of the dual conformal field theory, namely the scaling dimensions of local operators and their OPE coefficients. I will consider CFT states obtained by acting on the vacuum with single-trace operators, which are dual to one-particle states of the bulk theory. Focusing on AdS3/CFT2, I will compute the CFT entanglement entropy to second order in the large c expansion where quantum extremality becomes important and match it to the expectation value of the bulk area operator. I will show that to this order, the Virasoro identity block contributes solely to the area operator.

Key Speaker Alexandre Belin (CERN)
Guests None
Place Online
Start Time 5:00 PM
Finish Time 6:00 PM
External Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85235446448?pwd=bFBpaUlDWi9SQll1NmJMTmtYTVA5dz09