Inconsistency of islands in theories with long-range gravity

  title={Inconsistency of islands in theories with long-range gravity},
  author={Hao Geng and Andreas Karch and Carlos Perez-Pardavila and S. Raju and Lisa Randall and Marcos Riojas and Sanjit Shashi},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
In ordinary gravitational theories, any local bulk operator in an entanglement wedge is accompanied by a long-range gravitational dressing that extends to the asymptotic part of the wedge. Islands are the only known examples of entanglement wedges that are disconnected from the asymptotic region of spacetime. In this paper, we show that the lack of an asymptotic region in islands creates a potential puzzle that involves the gravitational Gauss law, independently of whether or not there is a non… 
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