# Hamiltonian truncation in Anti-de Sitter spacetime

Matthijs Hogervorst, Marco Meineri, Joao Penedones, Kamran Salehi Vaziri

Matthijs Hogervorst, Marco Meineri, Joao Penedones, Kamran Salehi Vaziri

**21/4/21**Published in : arXiv:2104.10689

Quantum Field Theories (QFTs) in Anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetime are often strongly coupled when the radius of AdS is large, and few methods are available to study them. In this work, we develop a Hamiltonian truncation method to compute the energy spectrum of QFTs in two-dimensional AdS. The infinite volume of constant timeslices of AdS leads to divergences in the energy levels. We propose a simple prescription to obtain finite physical energies and test it with numerical diagonalization in several models: the free massive scalar field, \phi^4 theory, Lee-Yang and Ising field theory. Along the way, we discuss spontaneous symmetry breaking in AdS and derive a compact formula for perturbation theory in quantum mechanics at arbitrary order. Our results suggest that all conformal boundary conditions for a given theory are connected via bulk renormalization group flows in AdS.