Universality of Sparse $d>2$ Conformal Field Theory at Large N
Alexandre Belin
University of Amsterdam
Tue, Jan. 31st 2017, 14:15-15:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers

I will discuss conditions that must be imposed on conformal field theories at large N in order to reproduce the universal phase structure of Einstein gravity. I will first review the 2d case and discuss the sparseness condition introduced by Hartman, Keller and Stoica. Then, I will proceed to the generalisation to arbitrary dimensions. I will also introduce orbifold CFTs for $d>2$ as an example of a vast landscape of CFTs and show that unlike in two dimensions, they don't universally reproduce the thermal phase structure of gravity.

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