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Tensor Networks from Integral Geometry
Speaker(s): Bartek Czech
Abstract:

The analogy between Multi-scale Entanglement Renormalization
Ansatz (MERA) and the spatial slice of three-dimensional anti-de
Sitter space (AdS3) has motivated a great interest in tensor networks
among holographers. I discuss a way to promote this analogy to a
rigorous, quantitative, and constructive relation. A key quantitative
ingredient is the way the strong subadditivity of entanglement entropy
is encoded in MERA and in a holographic spacetime. The upshot is that
the map between MERA and the spatial slice of AdS3 is mediated through
an additional integral transform. Interpreted directly, MERA is a
discretization not of the spatial slice of AdS3, but of the space of
geodesics on the spatial slice of AdS3.

Date: 24/02/2015 - 2:00 pm
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