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Title: A stereoscopic look into the bulk

Abstract

Here, we present the foundation for a holographic dictionary with depth perception. The dictionary consists of natural CFT operators whose duals are simple, diffeomorphism-invariant bulk operators. The CFT operators of interest are the “OPE blocks,” contributions to the OPE from a single conformal family. In holographic theories, we show that the OPE blocks are dual at leading order in 1/N to integrals of effective bulk fields along geodesics or homogeneous minimal surfaces in anti-de Sitter space. One widely studied example of an OPE block is the modular Hamiltonian, which is dual to the fluctuation in the area of a minimal surface. Thus, our operators pave the way for generalizing the Ryu-Takayanagi relation to other bulk fields. Although the OPE blocks are non-local operators in the CFT, they admit a simple geometric description as fields in kinematic space — the space of pairs of CFT points. We develop the tools for constructing local bulk operators in terms of these non-local objects. The OPE blocks also allow for conceptually clean and technically simple derivations of many results known in the literature, including linearized Einstein’s equations and the relation between conformal blocks and geodesic Witten diagrams.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1281030
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; AdS-CFT correspondence; Gauge-gravity correspondence

Citation Formats

Czech, Bartlomiej, Lamprou, Lampros, McCandlish, Samuel, Mosk, Benjamin, and Sully, James. A stereoscopic look into the bulk. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2016)129.
Czech, Bartlomiej, Lamprou, Lampros, McCandlish, Samuel, Mosk, Benjamin, & Sully, James. A stereoscopic look into the bulk. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2016)129.
Czech, Bartlomiej, Lamprou, Lampros, McCandlish, Samuel, Mosk, Benjamin, and Sully, James. Tue . "A stereoscopic look into the bulk". United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2016)129. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1281030.
@article{osti_1281030,
title = {A stereoscopic look into the bulk},
author = {Czech, Bartlomiej and Lamprou, Lampros and McCandlish, Samuel and Mosk, Benjamin and Sully, James},
abstractNote = {Here, we present the foundation for a holographic dictionary with depth perception. The dictionary consists of natural CFT operators whose duals are simple, diffeomorphism-invariant bulk operators. The CFT operators of interest are the “OPE blocks,” contributions to the OPE from a single conformal family. In holographic theories, we show that the OPE blocks are dual at leading order in 1/N to integrals of effective bulk fields along geodesics or homogeneous minimal surfaces in anti-de Sitter space. One widely studied example of an OPE block is the modular Hamiltonian, which is dual to the fluctuation in the area of a minimal surface. Thus, our operators pave the way for generalizing the Ryu-Takayanagi relation to other bulk fields. Although the OPE blocks are non-local operators in the CFT, they admit a simple geometric description as fields in kinematic space — the space of pairs of CFT points. We develop the tools for constructing local bulk operators in terms of these non-local objects. The OPE blocks also allow for conceptually clean and technically simple derivations of many results known in the literature, including linearized Einstein’s equations and the relation between conformal blocks and geodesic Witten diagrams.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP07(2016)129},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 7,
volume = 2016,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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