Flat space holography and the complex Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model

Hamid Afshar, Hernán A. González, Daniel Grumiller, Dmitri Vassilevich

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We provide the first steps toward a flat space holographic correspondence in two bulk spacetime dimensions. The gravity side is described by a conformally transformed version of the matterless Callan-Giddings-Harvey-Strominger model. The field theory side follows from the complex Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model in the limit of large specific heat and vanishing compressibility. We derive the boundary action analogous to the Schwarzian as the key link between gravity and field theory sides and show that it coincides with a geometric action discovered recently by one of us [H. R. Afshar, Warped Schwarzian theory, J. High Energy Phys. 02 (2020) 126JHEPFG1029-847910.1007/JHEP02(2020)126].

Original languageEnglish
Article number086024
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes


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