20 Apr/21
14:00 - 16:00 (Europe/Zurich)

Ben Freivogel - Wormholes from averaging over states


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I will show that wormholes naturally arise as the gravity dual of an average over different states within a single conformal field theory. These wormholes give a simple way to diagnose how typical pure states differ from the thermal density  matrix. Based on work to appear with D. Nikolakopoulou and A. Rotundo.