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
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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


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