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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2017:151 | Cite as

Traversable wormholes via a double trace deformation

  • Ping Gao
  • Daniel Louis JafferisEmail author
  • Aron C. Wall
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

After turning on an interaction that couples the two boundaries of an eternal BTZ black hole, we find a quantum matter stress tensor with negative average null energy, whose gravitational backreaction renders the Einstein-Rosen bridge traversable. Such a traversable wormhole has an interesting interpretation in the context of ER=EPR, which we suggest might be related to quantum teleportation. However, it cannot be used to violate causality. We also discuss the implications for the energy and holographic entropy in the dual CFT description.

Keywords

Black Holes Gauge-gravity correspondence 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for the Fundamental Laws of NatureHarvard UniversityCambridgeU.S.A.
  2. 2.School of Natural SciencesInstitute for Advanced StudyPrincetonU.S.A.

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