Cite as: doi:10.26081/K6P37R

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In recent years, beginning with the seminal work of Saad, Shenker and Stanford, a large class of two-dimensional dilaton-gravity
theories have been shown to be holographically dual to a matrix integral, interpreted as an ensemble average over Hamiltonians. I will
review a geometric construction leading to such a duality for a class of deformations of Jackiw-Teitelboim gravity which can be viewed
as inserting a gas of conical defects. I will then show how to extend this duality to a broader class of dilaton potentials using a
natural deformation of the minimal string theory. As an application, I will discuss how to leverage these theories to construct a
boundary dual of the so-called 'centaur' geometry, an embedding of a patch of dS_2 in an asymptotically AdS_2 spacetime.
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