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R\'enyi Mutual Information for Free Scalar in Even Dimensions

Abstract

We compute the R\'enyi mutual information of two disjoint spheres in free massless scalar theory in even dimensions higher than two. The spherical twist operator in a conformal field theory can be expanded into the sum of local primary operators and their descendants. We analyze the primary operators in the replicated scalar theory and find the ones of the fewest dimensions and spins. We study the one-point function of these operators in the conical geometry and obtain their expansion coefficients in the OPE of spherical twist operators. We show that the R\'enyi mutual information can be expressed in terms of the conformal partial waves. We compute explicitly the R\'enyi mutual information up to order zdz^d, where zz is the cross ratio and dd is the spacetime dimension.Comment: 29 pages; More discussion on the partition function of primary operators, the contribution from spin-1 operator has been correcte

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