MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Herman Verlinde (Princeton U)
Title: Moving the CFT into the Bulk
Date: Thu, Apr 13, 2017, 13:10 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room B
Abstract: Recent work by Zamolodchikov and others have uncovered a new integrable irrelevant deformation of general 2D CFTs, defined by turning on the dimension 4 operator given by the product of the left- and right-moving stress tensor. In this talk, I propose a holographic interpretation of this deformation as moving the CFT to a finite radial distance from the center of the bulk. I present quantitative evidence supporting this proposal, and learn new lessons about the propagation speed of quantum information near black hole horizons.