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High Energy Theory Seminar

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
11:00am to 12:00pm
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More on Torus Wormholes in 3d Gravity
Cynthia Yan, Stanford University,

We study further the duality between semiclassical AdS3 and formal CFT2 ensembles. First, we study torus wormholes (Maldacena-Maoz wormholes with two torus boundaries) with one insertion or two insertions on each boundary and find that they give non-decaying contribution to the product of two torus one-point or two-point functions at late-time. Second, we study the Z2 quotients of a torus wormhole such that the outcome has one boundary. We identify quotients that give non-decaying contributions to the torus two-point function at late-time. We comment on reflection (R) or time-reversal (T) symmetry v.s. the combination RT that is a symmetry of any relativistic field theory. RT symmetry itself implies that to the extent that a relativistic quantum field theory exhibits random matrix statistics it should be of the GOE type for bosonic states and of the GSE type for fermionic states. We discuss related implications of these symmetries for wormholes.

The talk is in 469 Lauritsen.

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