22.05.2013 (Wednesday)

Beyond symmetry in higher spin holography

Regular Seminar Eric Perlmutter (DAMTP, Cambridge)

14:00 IC
room H503

We present a collection of results supporting holographic dualities between 3D higher spin gravity and 2D higher spin-symmetric minimal model CFTs at large central charge, focusing on those that are not fixed by higher spin symmetry alone. This includes the first bulk-boundary matching of correlators in 3D higher spin gravity whose functional form is not fixed by conformal invariance, namely, 4-point functions of certain scalar primary operators. In the bulk, this involves the study of propagating scalars in higher spin gravitational backgrounds, which will also help clarify what constitutes a higher spin black hole.