High Energy Particle Theory Seminar: Tom Hartman - “CFT Statistics, Euclidean Wormholes, and Holographic Codes”

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL, Room 51 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tom Hartman - Cornell
Event description: 

In chaotic CFTs, there is a regime where the operator product expansion can be approximated by a random tensor network. In holographic 2d CFTs this can be matched quantitatively to higher topology contributions in 3d gravity, and it provides a CFT realization of the holographic map as a quantum error-correcting code. I will describe this construction and show that the black hole interior indicates a subtle breakdown of the Virasoro identity block approximation.
Host: Yuan Xin (yuan.xin@yale.edu)