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Complexity for Systems with Defects



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PIRSA Number: 
19080059

Abstract

I will start by reviewing the definition and properties of complexity as well as the relevant holographic proposals. I will then describe the results of [1811.12549] where we studied the two holographic complexity proposals for the case of a 2d boundary CFT with a conformal defect using a Randall-Sundrum type model of a thin AdS_2 brane embedded in AdS_3. Our results indicate that this setup can be used to distinguish the two holographic proposals for the complexity. I will also describe results for simple free bosonic field theory models which include two defects on opposite sides of a periodic domain.