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Entanglement entropy and higher derivative Gravity

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I will discuss the Maldacena-Lewkowycz derivation of the Ryu-Takayangi prescription for holographic entanglement entropy, and extend it to a more general class of theories of gravity in the bulk. This analysis results in a new Euclidean entropy functional, that generalises Wald’s entropy. In the Lorentzian, this functional is a natural extension of Wald’s black hole entropy to time dependent situations.

This talk is part of the DAMTP Friday GR Seminar series.

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