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Title: Locality and anomalies in warped conformal field theory

Abstract

We study various aspects of warped conformal field theories (WCFTs) in two dimensions. We find new Lagrangian WCFTs, and show that all known Lagrangian WCFTs are local only after an infinite tuning. We deduce the anomalies of WCFTs and relate them to central charges, as well as analyze WCFT hydrostatics, thereby re-deriving the warped analogue of the Cardy formula. Finally, we point out that holographic WCFTs are semi-local, that matter fields in spacelike WAdS 3 black hole geometries exhibit a Gregory-Laflamme-like instability, and that WAdS 3 throats do not admit a decoupling limit.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. San Francisco State Univ., San Francisco, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
San Francisco State Univ., San Francisco, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1512495
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0013682
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; AdS-CFT Correspondence; Black Holes in String Theory; Conformal and W Symmetry

Citation Formats

Jensen, Kristan. Locality and anomalies in warped conformal field theory. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/jhep12(2017)111.
Jensen, Kristan. Locality and anomalies in warped conformal field theory. United States. doi:10.1007/jhep12(2017)111.
Jensen, Kristan. Wed . "Locality and anomalies in warped conformal field theory". United States. doi:10.1007/jhep12(2017)111. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1512495.
@article{osti_1512495,
title = {Locality and anomalies in warped conformal field theory},
author = {Jensen, Kristan},
abstractNote = {We study various aspects of warped conformal field theories (WCFTs) in two dimensions. We find new Lagrangian WCFTs, and show that all known Lagrangian WCFTs are local only after an infinite tuning. We deduce the anomalies of WCFTs and relate them to central charges, as well as analyze WCFT hydrostatics, thereby re-deriving the warped analogue of the Cardy formula. Finally, we point out that holographic WCFTs are semi-local, that matter fields in spacelike WAdS3 black hole geometries exhibit a Gregory-Laflamme-like instability, and that WAdS3 throats do not admit a decoupling limit.},
doi = {10.1007/jhep12(2017)111},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 12,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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