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    • The black hole information paradox in a brane world 

      Chen, Hong Zhe (University of Waterloo, 2023-06-28)
      Recent progress in our understanding of the black hole information paradox has led to a new prescription for calculating entanglement entropy, which involves special subsystems in regions where gravity is dynamical, called ...
    • Circuit Complexity of Mixed States 

      Ruan, Shan-Ming (University of Waterloo, 2021-07-20)
      Quantum information has produced fresh insights into foundational questions about the AdS/CFT correspondence. One fascinating concept, which has captured increasing attention, is quantum circuit complexity. As a natural ...
    • Classifications of Quantum Field Theories 

      Bhardwaj, Lakshya (University of Waterloo, 2018-07-04)
      We discuss classifications of UV complete supersymmetric theories in six dimensions, and (spin-)topological field theories admitting a finite global symmetry and possibly time-reversal symmetry in three dimensions. We also ...
    • Complexity in the AdS/CFT correspondence 

      Marrochio, Hugo (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-14)
      The main goal of this thesis is to carefully analyze aspects of the gravitational quantities conjectured to be dual to quantum complexity in the AdS/CFT correspondence. The two most promising candidates for such holographic ...
    • Constructing Exact Correlators In N=4 SYM Using Integrability 

      Coronado, Frank (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-09)
      This thesis is devoted to the study of correlation functions in N = 4 superconformal Yang- Mills theory. We focus on a class of four point functions for which we achieve formal results at finite coupling and explicit ...
    • Edge Modes and Carrollian Hydrodynamics on Stretched Horizons 

      Jai-akson, Puttarak (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-27)
      The first part of this thesis is aimed at investigating the crucial role played by emergent boundary degrees of freedom, called edge modes, in gauge theories defined in spacetimes with boundaries. We propose a simple and ...
    • Extended thermodynamics of Taub-NUT and Einstein-scalar spacetimes 

      Ballon Bordo, Alvaro (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-12)
      The main objective of this thesis is to summarize recent developments on the thermodynamics of both AdS Einstein-scalar spacetimes and Lorentzian Taub-NUT spacetimes. We summarize and apply well-known techniques in black ...
    • Horizon Thermodynamics from Einstein's Equation of State 

      Hansen, Devin (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-28)
      The striking resemblance between geometric theories of gravity and thermodynamics suggests a more fundamental relationship between the two seemingly distinct theories. It has been postulated that the radial Einstein ...
    • Non-perturbative approaches to Scattering Amplitudes 

      Gomez Cordova, Lucia (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-26)
      This thesis is devoted to the study of scattering amplitudes using two non-perturbative approaches. In Part I we focus on a particular theory known as N = 4 Super-Yang-Mills in four spacetime dimensions. The scattering ...
    • Quantum critical responses via holographic models and conformal perturbation theory 

      Sierens, Todd (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-15)
      We investigate response functions near quantum critical points, allowing for finite temperature and a mild deformation by a relevant scalar. When the quantum critical point is described by a conformal field theory, we use ...


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