Constructing entanglement wedges for Lifshitz spacetimes with Lifshitz gravity

Academic Article


  • Holographic relationships between entanglement entropy on the boundary of a spacetime and the area of minimal surfaces in the bulk provide an important entry in the bulk/boundary dictionary. While constructing the necessary causal and entanglement wedges is well understood in asymptotically AdS spacetimes, less is known about the equivalent constructions in spacetimes with different asymptotics. In particular, recent attempts to construct entanglement and causal wedges for asymptotically Lifshitz solutions in relativistic gravitational theories have proven problematic. We note a simple observation, that a Lifshitz bulk theory, specifically a covariant formulation of Ho\v{r}ava-Lifshitz gravity coupled to matter, has causal propagation defined by Lifshitz modes. We use these modes to construct causal and entanglement wedges and compute the geometric entanglement entropy, which in such a construction matches the field theory prescription.
  • Authors

  • Cheyne, Jonathan
  • Mattingly, David
  • Publication Date

  • July 18, 2017
  • Published In

  • Physical Review D  Journal
  • Keywords

  • gr-qc
  • hep-th
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 066024
  • Volume

  • 97
  • Issue

  • 6