Bena, Iosif Martinec, Emil J. Walker, Robert Warner, Nicholas P.

Geodesic probes in certain horizonless microstate geometries experience extreme tidal forces long before reaching the region where these geometries differ significantl from the extremal BTZ black hole. The purpose of this paper is to show that this behavior is a universal feature of all geometries that have a long BTZ throat that terminates in a ca...

Poland, David Rychkov, Slava Vichi, Alessandro

Conformal field theories have been long known to describe the fascinating universal physics of scale invariant critical points. They describe continuous phase transitions in fluids, magnets, and numerous other materials, while at the same time sit at the heart of our modern understanding of quantum field theory. For decades it has been a dream to s...

Mazac, Dalimil Paulos, Miguel F.

We study a general class of functionals providing an analytic handle on the conformal bootstrap equations in one dimension. We explicitly identify the extremal functionals, corresponding to theories saturating conformal bootstrap bounds, in two regimes. The first corresponds to functionals that annihilate the generalized free fermion spectrum. In t...

Elander, Daniel Faedo, Antón F. Mateos, David Pravos, David Subils, Javier G.

We study the mass spectrum of spin-0 and spin-2 composite states in a one-parameter family of three-dimensional field theories by making use of their dual descriptions in terms of supergravity. These theories exhibit a mass gap despite being non-confining, and by varying a parameter can be made to flow arbitrarily close to an IR fixed point corresp...

Berthiere, Clément

In quantum field theories defined on a space-time with boundaries, the entanglement entropy exhibits subleading, boundary-induced corrections to the ubiquitous area law. At critical points described by conformal field theories (CFTs), and when the entangling surface intersects the physical boundary of the space, new universal terms appear in the en...

Kaviraj, Apratim Paulos, Miguel F.

We introduce a new approach to the study of the crossing equation for CFTs in the presence of a boundary. We argue that there is a basis for this equation related to the generalized free field solution. The dual basis is a set of linear functionals which act on the crossing equation to give a set of sum rules on the boundary CFT data: the functiona...

Dornic, Ivan

We recast the persistence probability for the spin located at the origin of a half-space arbitrarily $m$-magnetized Glauber-Ising chain as a Fredholm Pfaffian gap probability generating function with a sech-kernel. This is then spelled out as a tau-function for a certain Painlev\'e VI transcendent, the persistence exponent $\theta(m)/2$ emerging as...

Gainutdinov, Azat M. Lentner, Simon Ohrmann, Tobias

We construct a large family of ribbon quasi-Hopf algebras related to small quantum groups, with a factorizable R-matrix. Our main purpose is to obtain non-semisimple modular tensor categories for quantum groups at even roots of unity, where typically the initial representation category is not even braided. Our quasi-Hopf algebras are built from mod...

Bzowski, Adam Mcfadden, Paul Skenderis, Kostas

We discuss the renormalisation of mixed 3-point functions involving tensorial and scalar operators in conformal field theories of general dimension. In previous work we analysed correlators of either purely scalar or purely tensorial operators, in each case finding new features and new complications: for scalar correlators, renormalisation leads to...

Bena, Iosif Dias, Óscar J.C. Hartnett, Gavin S. Niehoff, Benjamin E. Santos, Jorge E.

We construct the supergravity dual of the hot quark-gluon plasma in the mass-deformed ${\cal N}=4$ Super-Yang-Mills theory (also known as ${\cal N}=1^*$). The full ten-dimensional type IIB holographic dual is described by 20 functions of two variables, which we determine numerically, and it contains a black hole with $S^5$ horizon topology. As we l...