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Spacetime geometry in higher spin gravity

- M. Ammon, M. Gutperle, P. Kraus, Eric Perlmutter
- Physics
- 23 June 2011

Higher spin gravity is an interesting toy model of stringy geometry. Particularly intriguing is the presence of higher spin gauge transformations that redefine notions of invariance in gravity: the… Expand

160 32- PDF

Witten diagrams revisited: the AdS geometry of conformal blocks

- E. Hijano, P. Kraus, Eric Perlmutter, River Snively
- Physics
- 3 August 2015

A bstractWe develop a new method for decomposing Witten diagrams into conformal blocks. The steps involved are elementary, requiring no explicit integration, and operate directly in position space.… Expand

201 27- PDF

Partition functions of higher spin black holes and their CFT duals

- P. Kraus, Eric Perlmutter
- Physics
- 12 August 2011

A bstractWe find black hole solutions of D = 3 higher-spin gravity in the hs[λ] ⊕ hs[λ] Chern-Simons formulation. These solutions have a spin-3 chemical potential, and carry nonzero values for an… Expand

118 18- PDF

Holographic entanglement entropy and gravitational anomalies

- A. Castro, S. Detournay, N. Iqbal, Eric Perlmutter
- Physics
- 12 May 2014

A bstractWe study entanglement entropy in two-dimensional conformal field theories with a gravitational anomaly. In theories with gravity duals, this anomaly is holographically represented by a… Expand

63 17- PDF

Scalar fields and three-point functions in D = 3 higher spin gravity

- M. Ammon, P. Kraus, Eric Perlmutter
- Physics
- 16 November 2011

A bstractWe compute boundary three-point functions involving two scalars and a gauge field of arbitrary spin in the AdS vacuum of Vasiliev’s higher spin gravity, for any deformation parameter λ. In… Expand

116 11- PDF

Bounding the space of holographic CFTs with chaos

- Eric Perlmutter
- Physics
- 26 February 2016

A bstractThermal states of quantum systems with many degrees of freedom are subject to a bound on the rate of onset of chaos, including a bound on the Lyapunov exponent, λL ≤ 2π/β. We harness this… Expand

108 11- PDF

Black holes in three dimensional higher spin gravity: a review

- M. Ammon, M. Gutperle, P. Kraus, Eric Perlmutter
- Physics
- 26 August 2012

We review recent progress in the construction of black holes in three dimensional higher spin gravity theories. Starting from spin-3 gravity and working our way toward the theory of an infinite tower… Expand

522 11- PDF

A universal feature of CFT Rényi entropy

- Eric Perlmutter
- Physics
- 5 August 2013

A bstractWe show that for a d-dimensional CFT in flat space, the Rényi entropy Sq across a spherical entangling surface has the following property: in an expansion around q = 1, the first correction… Expand

65 8- PDF

Virasoro conformal blocks in closed form

- Eric Perlmutter
- Physics
- 26 February 2015

A bstractVirasoro conformal blocks are fixed in principle by symmetry, but a closed-form expression is unknown in the general case. In this work, we provide two new closed-form expansions for the… Expand

90 8- PDF

Probing higher spin black holes

- P. Kraus, Eric Perlmutter
- Physics
- 21 September 2012

A bstractWe study the propagation of scalar fields on various backgrounds in three dimensional higher spin gravity. Our main emphasis is on obtaining the bulk-boundary propagator, which can be… Expand

47 7- PDF