# Probability distributions for the stress tensor in conformal field theories

@article{Fewster2019ProbabilityDF, title={Probability distributions for the stress tensor in conformal field theories}, author={Christopher J. Fewster and Stefan Hollands}, journal={Letters in Mathematical Physics}, year={2019}, volume={109}, pages={747-780} }

The vacuum state—or any other state of finite energy—is not an eigenstate of any smeared (averaged) local quantum field. The outcomes (spectral values) of repeated measurements of that averaged local quantum field are therefore distributed according to a non-trivial probability distribution. In this paper, we study probability distributions for the smeared stress tensor in two-dimensional conformal quantum field theory. We first provide a new general method for this task based on the famous… CONTINUE READING

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