Quantum corrections to holographic entanglement entropy

Thomas Faulkner, Aitor Lewkowycz, Juan Maldacena

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We consider entanglement entropy in quantum field theories with a gravity dual. In the gravity description, the leading order contribution comes from the area of a minimal surface, as proposed by Ryu-Takayanagi. Here we describe the one loop correction to this formula. The minimal surface divides the bulk into two regions. The bulk loop correction is essentially given by the bulk entanglement entropy between these two bulk regions. We perform some simple checks of this proposal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number74
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Black holes
  • Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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