"Making sense of the Generalized Entropy of Gauss-Bonnet Gravity," by William Kelly (UCSB)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics and Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
4-5 PM

Guest Speaker: William Kelly (UCSB)

Talk Title: "Making sense of the Generalized Entropy of Gauss-Bonnet Gravity"


Recently Lewkowycz and Maldacena have given a partial derivation of the Ryu-Takayanagi conjecture by developing a technique for performing the replica trick holographically.  Subsequent attempts to apply this technique to higher curvature theories of gravity were partly successful but also produces several puzzles.  In this talk I will present a resolution to the problem of so-called "sub-leading divergences" for perturbative Gauss-Bonnet gravity and discuss a related proposal for relaxing the assumption of replica symmetry in Lewkowycz and Maldacena's original derivation.

PAB 4-330