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Positive gravitational subsystem energies from CFT cone relative entropies

Abstract The positivity of relative entropy for spatial subsystems in a holographic CFT implies the positivity of certain quantities in the dual gravitational theory. In this note, we consider CFT subsystems whose boundaries lie on the lightcone of a point p. We show that the positive gravitational quantity which corresponds to the relative entropy for such a subsystem A is a...

Tensor network models of unitary black hole evaporation

We introduce a general class of toy models to study the quantum information-theoretic properties of black hole radiation. The models are governed by a set of isometries that specify how microstates of the black hole at a given energy evolve to entangled states of a tensor product black-hole/radiation Hilbert space. The final state of the black hole radiation is conveniently...

Nonlinear gravity from entanglement in conformal field theories

In this paper, we demonstrate the emergence of nonlinear gravitational equations directly from the physics of a broad class of conformal field theories. We consider CFT excited states defined by adding sources for scalar primary or stress tensor operators to the Euclidean path integral defining the vacuum state. For these states, we show that up to second order in the sources...

Canonical energy is quantum Fisher information

In quantum information theory, Fisher Information is a natural metric on the space of perturbations to a density matrix, defined by calculating the relative entropy with the unperturbed state at quadratic order in perturbations. In gravitational physics, Canonical Energy defines a natural metric on the space of perturbations to spacetimes with a Killing horizon. In this paper, we...

Gravitational positive energy theorems from information inequalities

Stoica 0 Mark Van Raamsdonk 3 Subject Index 0 Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA 91125 , USA 1 School of Natural Sciences, Institute for

Evaporating firewalls

In this note, we begin by presenting an argument suggesting that large AdS black holes dual to typical high-energy pure states of a single holographic CFT must have some structure at the horizon, i.e. a fuzzball/firewall, unless the procedure to probe physics behind the horizon is state-dependent. By weakly coupling the CFT to an auxiliary system, such a black hole can be made to...

Cosmological particle production at strong coupling

We study the dynamics of a strongly-coupled quantum field theory in a cosmological spacetime using the holographic AdS/CFT correspondence. Specifically we consider a confining gauge theory in an expanding FRW universe and track the evolution of the stress-energy tensor during a period of expansion, varying the initial temperature as well as the rate and amplitude of the expansion...

Entanglement entropy from one-point functions in holographic states

For holographic CFT states near the vacuum, entanglement entropies for spatial subsystems can be expressed perturbatively as an expansion in the one-point functions of local operators dual to light bulk fields. Using the connection between quantum Fisher information for CFT states and canonical energy for the dual spacetimes, we describe a general formula for this expansion up to...

Inviolable energy conditions from entanglement inequalities

Via the AdS/CFT correspondence, fundamental constraints on the entanglement structure of quantum systems translate to constraints on spacetime geometries that must be satisfied in any consistent theory of quantum gravity. In this paper, we investigate such constraints arising from strong subadditivity and from the positivity and monotonicity of relative entropy in examples with...

Gravitational dynamics from entanglement “thermodynamics”

In a general conformal field theory, perturbations to the vacuum state obey the relation δS = δE, where δS is the change in entanglement entropy of an arbitrary ball-shaped region, and δE is the change in “hyperbolic” energy of this region. In this note, we show that for holographic conformal field theories, this relation, together with the holographic connection between...

Holographic baryons from oblate instantons

Moshe Rozali 0 Jared B. Stang 0 Mark Van Raamsdonk 0 0 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia , 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, B.C. , V6T 1Z1, Canada We

Gravitation from entanglement in holographic CFTs

Entanglement entropy obeys a ‘first law’, an exact quantum generalization of the ordinary first law of thermodynamics. In any CFT with a semiclassical holographic dual, this first law has an interpretation in the dual gravitational theory as a constraint on the spacetimes dual to CFT states. For small perturbations around the CFT vacuum state, we show that the set of such...