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Title

Finite entanglement entropy and spectral dimension in quantum gravity

AuthorsArzano, Michele; Calcagni, Gianluca CSIC ORCID
Issue Date7-Dec-2017
PublisherSpringer
CitationEuropean Physical Journal C 77: 835 (2017)
AbstractWhat are the conditions on a field theoretic model leading to a finite entanglement entropy density? We prove two very general results: (1) Ultraviolet finiteness of a theory does not guarantee finiteness of the entropy density; (2) If the spectral dimension of the spatial boundary across which the entropy is calculated is non-negative at all scales, then the entanglement entropy cannot be finite. These conclusions, which we verify in several examples, negatively affect all quantum-gravity models, since their spectral dimension is always positive. Possible ways out are considered, including abandoning the definition of the entanglement entropy in terms of the boundary return probability or admitting an analytic continuation (not a regularization) of the usual definition. In the second case, one can get a finite entanglement entropy density in multi-fractional theories and causal dynamical triangulations.
Description15 pags., 2 figs. -- Open Access funded by Creative Commons Atribution Licence 4.0
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5393-5
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/163036
DOI10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5393-5
Identifiersdoi: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5393-5
issn: 1434-6044
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