Theoretical Physics Wednesday Seminar: Anthony Charles

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Å4101
  • Lecturer: Anthony Charles
  • Organiser: Vladimir Procházka
  • Contact person: Vladimir Procházka
  • Seminarium

Euclidean Black Saddles and AdS4 Black Holes

The entropy of a class of asymptotically-AdS4 black holes can be reproduced by the partition function of the dual ABJM theory via localization. However, establishing this match requires a particular extremization over field theory parameters.  This begs the question: what are the bulk dual geometries when we do not extremize in the field theory? In this talk, I will show that these bulk duals are smooth Euclidean geometries with finitely-capped throats.  These geometries generically have no clear interpretation in Lorentzian signature, but when their throat becomes infinitely long they become black holes with an AdS2 near-horizon geometry.  For any set of field theory parameters whose extremization is compatible with a black hole, we find a large family of Euclidean geometries whose on-shell action reproduces the ABJM partition function exactly, without the need to extremize, thus establishing a more complete understanding of AdS4/CFT3 holography.