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Universality Of Quantum Information In Chaotic Cfts, Nima Lashkari, Anatoly Dymarsky, Hong Liu Mar 2018

Universality Of Quantum Information In Chaotic Cfts, Nima Lashkari, Anatoly Dymarsky, Hong Liu

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We study the Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis (ETH) in chaotic conformal field theories (CFTs) of arbitrary dimensions. Assuming local ETH, we compute the reduced density matrix of a ball-shaped subsystem of finite size in the infinite volume limit when the full system is an energy eigenstate. This reduced density matrix is close in trace distance to a density matrix, to which we refer as the ETH density matrix, that is independent of all the details of an eigenstate except its energy and charges under global symmetries. In two dimensions, the ETH density matrix is universal for all theories with the same ...