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Wormhole calculus, replicas, and entropies

@article{Giddings2020WormholeCR,
  title={Wormhole calculus, replicas, and entropies},
  author={S. Giddings and G. Turiaci},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={2020}
}
  • S. Giddings, G. Turiaci
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
  • We investigate contributions of spacetime wormholes, describing baby universe emission and absorption, to calculations of entropies and correlation functions, for example those based on the replica method. We find that the rules of the "wormhole calculus," developed in the 1980s, together with standard quantum mechanical prescriptions for computing entropies and correlators, imply definite rules for $\textit{limited}$ patterns of connection between replica factors in simple calculations. These… CONTINUE READING

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