Feb 23 – 24, 2023
University of Turin - Department of Physics
Europe/Rome timezone

Holography with heavy states as a tool to study black holes

Feb 24, 2023, 9:30 AM
Aula C (University of Turin - Department of Physics)

Aula C

University of Turin - Department of Physics

Via Pietro Giuria 1, Torino


Rodolfo Russo (Queen Mary University of London)


In holographic CFTs it is interesting to study operators whose dimension scales as the central charge when the latter is taken to be large. As an example of such operators, I consider multi-particle states formed by a large number of BPS single-particle constituents. Focusing on the example of the (AdS_3 x S^3)/CFT_2 duality, I discuss how the gravitational backreaction of these heavy states is described by regular geometries that encode interesting CFT data. The quadratic fluctuations around these geometries capture the heavy-light four point correlators. Finally I comment on similarities and differences between these correlators and similar quantities calculated in the background of asymptotically AdS black holes.

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