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Holographic entanglement entropy for surface operators and defects

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Michael Gutperle, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
Related Webpage: http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~gutperle/
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Thu, Apr 21 2016, 3:10PM

We review the holographic description of surface operators and defects using bubbling supergravity solutions. The calculation of the Ryu-Takayanagi entanglement entropy in the presence of such operators is presented and comparisons to field theory results are presented.