Entanglement Islands in Braneworlds

May 28, 2024
11:30am to 1:00pm

Red Room

Specialist level
Carlos J. Pérez
University of Texas at Austin

Red Room


The information paradox has been a long-standing problem in black hole physics. Recent proposals suggest that a region called an "island" contributes to the entanglement entropy of black hole radiation. Lower-dimensional models demonstrate that the inclusion of this region reproduces the so-called Page curve for the entropy of radiation. However, in higher dimensions, all models attempting to reproduce these results include a massive graviton. In this talk, I will discuss these higher-dimensional models, presenting the associated issues and how they suggest the use of tools from holography to construct swampland criteria for braneworlds as effective field theories.