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High Energy Theory Seminar

Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm
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To average or not to average
Jan de Boer, University of Amsterdam,

In this talk I will describe a possible interpretation of genus two wormholes in AdS3 in terms of a
suitable averaging procedure in the dual field theory, and connect this to random properties of
OPE coefficients. I will discuss possible lessons from this for the question whether or not gravity
is intrinsically an averaged theory. Based on arXiv:2006.05499 with Alex Belin.