OPE of the stress tensors and surface operators

Xing Huang, Ling Yan Hung, Feng Li Lin*

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Abstract: We demonstrate that the divergent terms in the OPE of a stress tensor and a line (co-dimension two) operator of general shape in three dimensional spacetime cannot be constructed only from local geometric data depending only on the shape of the line. We verify this holographically for Wilson line operators or equivalently the twist operator corresponding to computing the entanglement entropy using the Ryu-Takayanagi formula. We discuss possible implications of this result.

Original languageEnglish
Article number87
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 17


  • AdSCFT Correspondence
  • Gauge-gravity correspondence
  • Space-Time Symmetries
  • Wilson
  • ’t Hooft and Polyakov loops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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