Chennai Mathematical Institute

Seminars




2.00 p.m.
Constructing Holography for Flat Spacetimes

Arjun Bagchi
U. Edinburgh.
06-11-12


Abstract

After a broad introduction to holography, I focus on our recent formulation of holography for flat-space. The discussion would be mainly in three bulk and two boundary dimensions and the construction would be primarily based on the analysis of symmetries. We formulate flat holography as a limit of the usual AdS/CFT correspondence. This would lead to a novel understanding of 3d cosmological horizons in terms of a dual field theory. Time permitting, I would also discuss a novel proposal we call Flat-space Chiral Gravity.





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