Fast scrambling in holographic Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen pair

Keiju Murata

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We demonstrate that a holographic model of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen pair exhibits fast scrambling. Strongly entangled quark and antiquark in N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory are considered. Their gravity dual is a fundamental string whose endpoints are uniformly accelerated in opposite direction. We slightly increase the acceleration of the endpoint and show that it quickly destroys the correlation between the quark and antiquark. The proper time scale of the destruction is τ ∼ β ln S where β is the inverse Unruh temperature and S is the entropy of the accelerating quark. We also evaluate the Lyapunov exponent from correlation function as λL = 2π/β, which saturates the Lyapunov bound. Our results suggest that the fast scrambling or saturation of the Lyapunov bound do not directly imply the existence of an Einstein dual. When we slightly decrease the acceleration, the quark and antiquark are causally connected and an "one-way traversable wormhole" is created on the worldsheet. It causes the divergence of the correlation function between the quark and antiquark.

Original languageEnglish
Article number49
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1


  • 2D Gravity
  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Black Holes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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