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Title: Flat-space quantum gravity in the AdS / CFT correspondence

Motivated by the task of understanding microscopic dynamics of an evolving black hole, we present a scheme describing gauge-fixed continuous time evolution of quantum gravitational processes in asymptotically flat spacetime using the algebra of conformal field theory operators. This allows us to study the microscopic dynamics of the Hawking emission process, although obtaining a full S-matrix may require a modification of the minimal scheme. The role of the operator product expansion is to physically interpret the resulting time evolution by decomposing the Hilbert space of the states for the entire system into those for smaller subsystems. We translate the picture of an evaporating black hole previously proposed by the authors into predictions for nonperturbative properties of the conformal field theories that have weakly coupled dual gravitational descriptions. Finally, we also discuss a possible relationship between the present scheme and a reference frame change in the bulk.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, Dept. of Physics; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Theoretical Physics Group
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; PHY-1214644; PHY-1521446; 15H05895
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1430668
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1242875