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Holographic Dual of BCFT

Presented by: 
T Takayanagi [Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics]
Tuesday 29th May 2012 - 14:00 to 14:45
We propose a holographic dual of a conformal field theory defined on a manifold with boundaries, i.e. boundary conformal field theory (BCFT). This new holography successfully calculates the boundary entropy or g-function in two dimensional BCFTs and it agrees with the finite part of the holographic entanglement entropy. Moreover, we can naturally derive a holographic g-theorem. We conjecture a higher dimensional analogue of g-theorem and give some evidences from both the gravity and field theory side. We also discuss the gravity dual with boundaries with arbitrary shape.
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