TH String Theory Seminar

Correlation functions in higher spin theories

by Eric Perlmutter (DAMTP)

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( CERN TH Conference Room )
Higher spin dualities comprise a unique branch of holography: on the one hand, the complicated bulk dynamics obscure the nature of spacetime and observables, and on the other, the dual boundary CFTs are tractable or even free. We will discuss various computations of correlation functions in theories with higher spin symmetry, both in the bulk Vasiliev theories and the boundary CFTs, and their role in proposed dualities. Higher spin black holes, W symmetry and entanglement entropy will all make an appearance.