Wormholes and entanglement
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Colleges, School and Institutes
- University of California, Riverside CA, USA.
- National University of Singapore
- University of Oxford
Maldacena and Susskind have proposed a correspondence between wormholes and entanglement, dubbed ER=EPR. We study this in the context of three-dimensional topological quantum field theory (TQFT), where we show that the formation of a wormhole is the same process as creating a particle–antiparticle pair. A key feature of the ER=EPR proposal is that certain apparently entangled degrees of freedom turn out to be the same. We name this phenomenon 'fake entanglement', and show how it arises in our TQFT model.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Classical and Quantum Gravity|
|Early online date||21 Oct 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Nov 2014|