Boundary dual of bulk local operators
AbstractWe provide a procedure to determine if a given nonlocal operator in a large-N holographic CFT is dual to a local bulk operator on the geometry associated with a particular code subspace of the CFT. This procedure does not presuppose knowledge of the bulk geometry. We are able to pick out local operators in a large region of the bulk, called the “localizable region,” that can extend beyond event horizons in certain cases. The method relies heavily on the quantum error correcting structure of AdS/CFT and, in particular, on entanglement wedge reconstruction. As a byproduct of this machinery, we are able to reconstruct the metric in the localizable region up to a conformal factor. This suggests a connection between our program and the recent light-cone cut approach to bulk reconstruction.