"Quantum Gravity in a Finite Box" by Tom Hartman (Cornell)

Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Series: 
TEP Seminar

Abstract: Gravity in a finite region, with Dirichlet boundary conditions at the walls, is a peculiar theory, with potentially dangerous gravitational screening effects. This problem can be studied in AdS/CFT as a deformation of the CFT by an irrelevant operator. I will describe how to calculate n-point correlation functions in this duality, then explore the question of gravitational screening, and connect to recent discussions of the averaged null energy condition.

Event Attachments: 
Location: 
PAB 4-330