2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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Boundary conditions, zero modes, and spacetime entropy

Jun 4, 2019, 11:15 AM
SCB 9242 (Simon Fraser University)

SCB 9242

Simon Fraser University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) T2-9 Fields and Strings I (DTP) | Champs et cordes I (DPT)


James Sully (University of British Columbia)


How do we describe the local Hilbert space of a continuum field theory? And does this have lessons to each us about the emergence of spacetime in AdS/CFT? I will describe how to define the Hilbert space of an interval in a CFT without turning to abstruse mathematics. For CFTs with a gravitational dual, this leads to a theory of gravitational membranes and new insights for understanding spacetime entropy.

Primary author

James Sully (University of British Columbia)

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