Wormholes from two-sided TT-bar-deformation

2020-08-20

Author: Adam Bzowski

Preprint number: UUITP-30/20

We introduce a new coupling between stress tensors of the CFTs living on the two boundaries of the BTZ black hole. Similar to the TT-bar-deformation, the system exhibits universal properties and is solvable. The resulting geometry is an extreme case of a wormhole with the right and left BTZ wedges glued together along the horizons. We show that the geometry is realized by uniform shock waves emanating from both asymptotic boundaries. The construction has profound implications for the structure of the Hilbert space of states of the dual QFT.