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dc.contributor.advisorSquier, Jeff A.
dc.contributor.advisorFlournoy, Alex
dc.contributor.authorPolonsky, Zachary A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-30T16:01:06Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T13:14:37Z
dc.date.available2018-05-30T16:01:06Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T13:14:37Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierPolonsky_mines_0052N_11510.pdf
dc.identifierT 8507
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/172338
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2018 Spring.
dc.description.abstractThe Anti-de Sitter/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence conjectures a duality between gravitational theories in asymptotically Anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetimes and non-gravitational quantum conformal field theories (CFTs) defined on the boundary of the gravitational spacetimes. This correspondence provides strong evidence for the holographic nature of gravity while also giving insight into the relationship between gravity and quantum mechanics. These ideas have been sharpened by the holographic entanglement entropy results of Ryu, Takayanagi, Rangamani, and Hubeny. However, most holographic entanglement entropy results are restricted to the technically simple setting of (2 + 1)-dimensional gravity. These have suggested a distinct relationship between thermal entropy of black holes in the gravitational theory and entanglement entropy corresponding to thermal states in the CFT. In higher dimensions, there exist black holes whose event horizon area (and seemingly thermal properties) are highly observer dependent. We find that, although this observer dependence does not carry over to the holographic entanglement entropy, there is an indication of a coordinate system which is best adapted for the holographic calculation. These coordinates only cover two regions of the spacetime which exactly correspond to the regions of the CFT on which particle modes are well defined and so we see that the holographic calculation in the spacetime is capable of predicting parts of the CFT where particles cannot exist.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2018 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectholographic entanglement entropy
dc.subjectAdS/CFT correspondence
dc.subjecttopological black hole
dc.titleObserver dependence in holographic entanglement entropy
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberLeach, Kyle
dc.contributor.committeememberHaddad, Laith
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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