TH Journal Club on String Theory

Entanglement entropy in expanding spacetimes

by Mr Wilke van der Schee (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room


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This talk will be about entanglement entropy in empty 4-dimensional de Sitter spacetime of a non-conformal QFT. I will first briefly describe the set-up and show how a hydrodynamic plasma dilutes and falls out of equilibrium due to expansion towards empty de Sitter spacetime. Interestingly, in the empty setting we can show that extremal surfaces in the holographic dual of spherical entangling regions on the boundary QFT probe beyond the dual event horizon if and only if the entangling region is larger than the cosmological horizon.

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