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16.07.2020 (Thursday)

Density matrix for the 2D black hole from an integrable spin chain

Journal Club Sergei Lukyanov (Rutgers and Kharkevich IITP)

15:00 Other
room Zoom, instructions in abstract

Twenty years ago Maldacena, Ooguri and Son constructed a modular invariant partition function for the Euclidean black hole (cigar) NLSM. They also proposed an expression for the corresponding density matrix. This result played a key role in the formulation of the remarkable conjecture by Ikhlef, Jacobsen and Saleur that the Euclidean black hole NLSM underlies the critical behaviour of a certain integrable spin chain. In this talk we critically reexamine the above proposals. The talk is based on the recent (unpublished) joint work with V. Bazhanov and G. Kotousov. ------------------------ Part of London Integrability Journal Club. New participants please register at to receive the link. (Registration is needed only once).