#### HET Seminar | Onkar Parrikar, University of Pennsylvania | "Entanglement Entropy and the Colored Jones Polynomial”

We will study the entanglement structure of states in Chern-Simons (CS) theory obtained by performing the Euclidean path-integral on certain highly non-trivial 3-manifolds, namely link complements in S^3. This will allow us to assign an entanglement entropy to any bi-partition of an n-component link into sub-links; these entropies in fact provide framing independent link-invariants. In U(1) CS theory, we will give a general formula for the entanglement entropy across a bi-partition of a generic n-link into sub-links. In the non-Abelian SU(2) theory, we study various interesting 2 & 3-links including the Whitehead link and Borromean rings, both of which have non-trivial entanglement structures. If time permits, we will consider SL(2,C) and mention connections with gravity and hyperbolic geometry.

**Location:**
PCTS Seminar Room

**Date/Time: **04/24/17
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2:30 pm
- 04/24/17
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3:30 pm

**Category: **High Energy Theory Seminar

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