Liouville theory and Holographic Cosmology


Harlow, D. (2011). Liouville theory and Holographic Cosmology. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/11060050


Harlow, Daniel. Liouville theory and Holographic Cosmology. Perimeter Institute, Jun. 23, 2011, https://pirsa.org/11060050


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:11060050,
            doi = {10.48660/11060050},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/11060050},
            author = {Harlow, Daniel},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Liouville theory and Holographic Cosmology},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2011},
            month = {jun},
            note = {PIRSA:11060050 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Daniel Lord Harlow Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Theoretical Physics


I will explain how Liouville theory with complex values of its parameters arises naturally in speculative holographic cosmologies. We will encounter Liouville theory of both the ``spacelike'' and ``timelike'' variety. I will then use this as motivation to present some new results on the analytic continuation of Liouville theory recently obtained with Maltz and Witten.