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Large N field theories, string theory and gravity

Abstract

We describe the holographic correspondence between field theories and string/M theory, focusing on the relation between compactifications of string/ M theory on Anti-de Sitter spaces and conformal field theories. We review the background for this correspondence and discuss its motivations and the evidence for its correctness. We describe the main results that have been derived from the correspondence in the regime that the field theory is approximated by classical or semiclassical gravity. We focus on the case of the N = 4 supersymmetric gauge theory in four dimensions. These lecture notes are based on the Review written by O. Aharony, S. Gubser, J. Maldacena, H. Ooguri and Y. Oz. (author)
Authors:
Maldacena, J [1] 
  1. Lyman Laboratory of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (United States)
Publication Date:
May 15, 2002
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-856; LNS-027001
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2001 spring school on superstrings and related matters, Trieste (Italy), 2-10 Apr 2001; Other Information: 205 refs, 5 figs; Related Information: In: 2001 spring school on superstrings and related matters, ICTP lecture notes CD seriesv. 7, by Bachas, C. [ENS, Paris (France)]; Maldacena, J. [Harvard University, Cambridge (United States)]; Narain, K.S.; Randjbar-Daemi, S. [Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy)] (eds.), 303 pages.
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CHIRAL SYMMETRY; COMPACTIFICATION; CONFORMAL INVARIANCE; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; DE SITTER GROUP; FOUR-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; GAUGE INVARIANCE; GRAVITATION; HOLOGRAPHY; LECTURES; MATHEMATICAL SPACE; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; QUANTUM OPERATORS; SEMICLASSICAL APPROXIMATION; STRING MODELS; SUPERSYMMETRY; WILSON LOOP
OSTI ID:
20854852
Research Organizations:
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: Grant DOE DE-FG02-91ER40654; ISBN 92-95003-10-1; TRN: XA0600662027872
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available on-line: http://www.ictp.it
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 1-75
Announcement Date:
Apr 18, 2007

Citation Formats

Maldacena, J. Large N field theories, string theory and gravity. IAEA: N. p., 2002. Web.
Maldacena, J. Large N field theories, string theory and gravity. IAEA.
Maldacena, J. 2002. "Large N field theories, string theory and gravity." IAEA.
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