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Theory Group Seminar, 11 April 2017

Dr. S. Josephine Suh, UBC-Vancouver

Effective action for reparametrizations in the SYK model and an equivalent gravity theory


We formulate a renormalization theory for irrelevant perturbations to the IR fixed point in the SYK model. By integrating out the lowest resonance in the four-point function of the microscopic fermion, we derive a non-local action for the reparametrization mode. We propose a gravity dual with matter fields in addition to the dilaton which imposes conformal gauge on the metric. This gravity theory reproduces the non-local action of the SYK model on its boundary.

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