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Entanglement Entropy of the Deformed Sphere
December 5, 201412:00 pm – 1:30 pm (CDT)

Entanglement Entropy of the Deformed Sphere


Mark Mezei (Princeton University)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

Entanglement entropy plays an important role in recent theoretical developments, from classifying topological phases of matter to the understanding of the emergence of spacetime in AdS/CFT. In this talk, Dr. Mezei will explore the shape dependence of entanglement entropy in the ground state of a CFT. Based on these results he proposes that the sphere minimizes the universal part of entanglement entropy among all shapes. Such a minimization result contextualizes the fruitful relation between the entanglement entropy of a sphere and the number of degrees of freedom in a field theory, which he reviews.

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