Date:

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:00pm

Location:

Pupin Hall Theory Center, 8th Floor

*** Thursday Theory Seminar ***

**“Information Loss and Bulk Reconstruction in AdS_3/CFT_2”**

**Liam Fitzpatrick**

*Boston University*

We discuss how to obtain dynamics of semiclassical gravity in 3d AdS from the large central charge limit of irreducible representations of the conformal algebra of 2d CFTs, with a focus on black hole information loss and bulk reconstruction. We describe recent and ongoing work to extract “non-perturbative” (in Newton’s constant) gravitational effects from the exact behavior of such irreps at large but finite central charge.