Implications of bulk causality for holography in AdS

Matthew Kleban, John McGreevy, Scott Thomas

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    Gravitational time delay in asymptotically anti de Sitter spaces has consequences for holographic duality. We argue that the requirement of bulk causality implies that it is not possible for a collection of boundary observers, performing local measurements, to extract information from precursors. Using similar arguments, we derive an integrated weak energy constraint on spacetimes which can admit a holographic dual.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)129-137
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2004


    • AdS-CFT and dS-CFT Correspondence
    • D-branes

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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