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Triangular Seminar Frank Ferrari (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Intl. Solvay Inst., IBS)
New techniques of large N and large D allow to study analytically planar matrix quantum mechanics at strong coupling in a reliable way. Using these techniques, we found a remarkable phase transition in these systems, which is very naturally interpreted as a quantum version of the phenomenon of black hole formation in a gravitational collapse.
Regular Seminar Frank Ferrari (Brussels U.)
room G.O. Jones 610
In many instances of holographic correspondences between a d dimensional boundary theory and a d+1 dimensional bulk, a simple argument in the boundary theory implies that there must exist a direct relation between the on-shell Euclidean gravitational bulk action and the on-shell Euclidean action of a (d-1)-brane probing the bulk geometry. This relation is crucial for the consistency of holography but puzzling from the bulk perspective. We provide a full bulk derivation in the case of pure gravity. A central role is played by a non-trivial isoperimetric inequality that must be satisfied in a large class of Poincaré-Einstein spaces. Remarkably, this inequality follows from a theorem by John Lee.
Regular Seminar Frank Ferrari (ULB and International Solvay Institute)
We explain how to define, in matrix (gauge) field theory, the notion of the effective action of k ``probe'' branes in the presence of N ``background'' branes on which the field theory lives. The analysis of the large N planar diagram expansion which computes the effective action yields a simple and generic mechanism explaining the emergence of holographic space dimensions. The resulting effective action matches the non-abelian D-brane action in the closed string background dual to the field theory. We shall discuss briefly a few explicit examples, and also provide a general introduction to the notion of emerging space.