Explicit examples of probability distributions for the energy density in two-dimensional conformal field theory

Matthew Anthony, Chris Fewster

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Measurements of a weighted energy density average taken in the vacuum state of a conformal field theory in 1+1 dimensions are randomly distributed with vanishing expectation value. The probability distribution is computed in closed form for two infinite families of averaging functions, generalising previously known examples. These examples may be further generalised by restriction to a half-line In all cases the distribution is that of a shifted Gamma distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Article number025010
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2020

Bibliographical note

This is an author-produced version of the published paper. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher’s self-archiving policy. Further copying may not be permitted; contact the publisher for details.

Cite this