We consider the universality of existence and saturation of
asymptotic bounds in various quantities in 2D CFT. In particular,
we focus on previously derived upper and lower bounds on the number
of operators in a window of scaling dimensions [???,?+?...
A fascinating feature of some gapped systems is topological
order, where the system flows to a nontrivial TQFT in the infrared.
The gap is often essential to the description of these phases, so
it is interesting to ask what happens to them when the...
Spacetime wormholes have played an important role in
recent progress in black hole physics. However, in the context of
AdS/CFT, these wormholes lead to a basic puzzle: the "factorization
problem", introduced by Maldacena and Maoz. In this talk we...
We show that a naïve application of the quantum extremal
surface (QES) prescription can lead to paradoxical results and must
be corrected at leading order. The corrections arise when there is
a second QES (with strictly larger generalized entropy at...
There are a few well-known ways for quantum mechanical,
many-body systems to avoid coming to thermal equilibrium. For
example, we know of two classes of systems -- integrable systems,
and many-body localized systems -- for which conservation
I will discuss properties of phases of matter in systems with a
global U(1) symmetry and a (possibly discrete) translation
The low energy theory of such systems is
strongly constrained by these symmetries. I will give a framework
I will motivate and discuss the notion of dispersive sum rules in
conformal field theory. They are sum rules satisfied by the OPE
data of a four-point function as a consequence of conformal
dispersion relations. Physically, they are a detailed...
Abstract: I will demonstrate that holographic error correcting
codes naturally give rise to conditional expectations acting on the
local operator algebras in the boundary theory. I will use this to
give simple derivations of some previously known...