Wilson Lines in Higher Spin Gravity


Castro, A. (2014). Wilson Lines in Higher Spin Gravity. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/14010081


Castro, Alejandra. Wilson Lines in Higher Spin Gravity. Perimeter Institute, Jan. 23, 2014, https://pirsa.org/14010081


          @misc{ pirsa_14010081,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/14010081},
            author = {Castro, Alejandra},
            keywords = {Quantum Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Wilson Lines in Higher Spin Gravity},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2014},
            month = {jan},
            note = {PIRSA:14010081 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}


In this talk I will review the interpretation of Wilson line operators in the context of higher spin gravity in 2+1 dim and holography. I will show how a Wilson line encapsulates the thermodynamics of black holes. Furthermore it provides an elegant description of massive particles. This opens a new window of observables which will allow us to probe the true geometrical nature of higher spin gravity.