Stereoscopic CFT Tools for Holography


Sully, J. (2016). Stereoscopic CFT Tools for Holography. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/16040089


Sully, James. Stereoscopic CFT Tools for Holography. Perimeter Institute, Apr. 13, 2016, https://pirsa.org/16040089


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:16040089,
            doi = {10.48660/16040089},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/16040089},
            author = {Sully, James},
            keywords = {Quantum Fields and Strings},
            language = {en},
            title = {Stereoscopic CFT Tools for Holography},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2016},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:16040089 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

James Sully McGill University


I will discuss a natural basis of CFT operators for probing dual gravitational physics in a diffeomorphism-invariant manner. On the CFT side, these operators are already well-known: they are 'OPE Blocks' that contribute to the Operator Product Expansion with fixed Casimir. On the gravity side, I will show that these OPE blocks are dual to diff-invariant geodesic or surface operators. Our new entry to the holographic dictionary can be understood as an operator generalization of the Ryu-Takayanagi proposal and I will show it gives a unified description for a host of important results in holography.