Boundary Kinematic Space

Andreas Karch, James Sully, Christoph F. Uhlemann, Devin G. E. Walker

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We extend kinematic space to a simple scenario where the state is not fixed by conformal invariance: the vacuum of a conformal field theory with a boundary (bCFT). We identify the kinematic space associated with the boundary operator product expansion (bOPE) as a subspace of the full kinematic space. In addition, we establish representations of the corresponding bOPE blocks in a dual gravitational description. We show how the new kinematic dictionary and the dynamical data in bOPE allows one to reconstruct the bulk geometry. This is evidence that kinematic space may be a useful construction for understanding bulk physics beyond just kinematics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2017

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27 pages, 2 figures


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