1:30 pm MCP 201
Entanglement Entropy in String Compactifications.
The finiteness of the entanglement entropy in string theory has crucial implications for the information paradox, quantum gravity, and holography. In my talk, I will describe the recent progress made on establishing this finiteness. I will describe the orbifold construction appropriate for analyzing entanglement in string theory, the tachyonic divergences that one encounters and how we get a finite and calculable answer for the entanglement entropy, including ten-dimensional string theory and compactification to lower dimensions. (Based on works in collaboration with Atish Dabholkar)