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Black holes from CFT: universality of correlators at large c

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Kraus, Per ; Sivaramakrishnan, Allic ; Snively, River
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of High Energy Physics; n. 8 AUG 21 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Two-dimensional conformal field theories at large central charge and with a sufficiently sparse spectrum of light states have been shown to exhibit universal thermodynamics {[}1]. This thermodynamics matches that of AdS(3) gravity, with a Hawking-Page transition between thermal AdS and the BTZ black hole. We extend these results to correlation functions of light operators. Upon making some additional assumptions, such as large c factorization of correlators, we establish that the thermal AdS and BTZ solutions emerge as the universal backgrounds for the computation of correlators. In particular, Witten diagrams computed on these backgrounds yield the CFT correlators, order by order in a large c expansion, with exponentially small corrections. In pure CFT terms, our result is that thermal correlators of light operators are determined entirely by light spectrum data. Our analysis is based on the constraints of modular invariance applied to the torus two-point function. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/17609-3 - Gauge/string duality, hadronic structure and quark-gluon plasma
Grantee:Carlos Alfonso Martin Ballon Bayona
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate