May 15 – 16, 2017
Niels Bohr Institute
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Larus Thorlacius: Probing emergent geometry in free vector and matrix models

May 16, 2017, 11:30 AM
Auditorium A (Niels Bohr Institute)

Auditorium A

Niels Bohr Institute


Boundary correlation functions provide insight into the emergence of an effective geometry in higher spin gravity duals of O(N) or U(N) symmetric field theories. On a compact manifold, the singlet constraint leads to nontrivial dynamics at finite temperature and large N phase transitions even at vanishing ’t Hooft coupling. At low temperature, the leading behavior of boundary two-point functions is consistent with propagation through a bulk thermal AdS space. Above the phase transition, the two-point function shows significant departure from thermal AdS space and the emergence of localized black hole like objects in the bulk.

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