Special seminar

Speaker: Yu Nakayama (Caltech/IPMU)
Title: Does anomalous violation of null energy condition invalidate holographic c-theorem?
Date (JST): Tue, Jan 08, 2013, 15:30 - 16:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 837.pdf
Abstract: Null energy condition plays a crucial role in holographic renormalization group flow, leading to the holographic c-theorem. Unfortunately, the null energy condition is quantum mechanically violated. Even the averaged version can be violated. We discuss how the anomalous violation of the null energy condition affects the holographic renormalization group flow in 1+3 dimensional bulk gravity. We show that despite the violation of the null energy condition, a suitably modified holographic c-function with a peculiar log correction is still monotonically decreasing in so far as we add the counterterm that removes a ghost mode of gravity.