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Title: Matrix models and deformations of JT gravity
Recently, it has been found that Jackiw-Teitelboim (JT) gravity, which is a two-dimensional theory with bulk action − 1 / 2 ∫ d 2 x g ϕ ( R + 2 ) , is dual to a matrix model, that is, a random ensemble of quantum systems rather than a specific quantum mechanical system. In this article, we argue that a deformation of JT gravity with bulk action − 1 / 2 ∫ d 2 x g ( ϕ R + W ( ϕ ) ) is likewise dual to a matrix model. With a specific procedure for defining the path integral of the theory, we determine the density of eigenvalues of the dual matrix model. There is a simple answer if W (0) = 0, and otherwise a rather complicated answer.
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