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136.073 Gravity and holography in lower dimensions I
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

Introduction to the holographic principle using gravity models in two and three dimensions

Subject of course

gravity with boundaries, asymptotic Killing vectors, Cartan formulation, gravity in two and three dimensions, canonical boundary charges, asymptotic symmetry algebras, central extensions, AdS_3/CFT_2, holographic renormalization, correlation functions, holographic entanglement entropy



Course registration

Not necessary



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

good knowledge of Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity, in particular black hole physics, required

knowledge of Quantum Field Theory, in particular Conformal Field Theory, very useful but not required

while the course is self-contained it assumes knowledge covered in the lectures Black Holes I, II