Holographic duality beyond AdS/CFT: exact results
Konstantin ZAREMBO
Fri, Feb. 26th 2016, 11:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
Holographic duality acts in the simplest way (classical supergravity, classical strings) at strong 't Hooft coupling, and any direct test thereof requires non-perturbative input. One of the methods that has been instrumental in scrutinizing predictions of holography is localization. Mostly used in the AdS/CFT context, localization provided a number of direct test of the AdS/CFT duality for N=4 super-Yang Mills (SYM) and N=6 super-Chern-Simons theories. \par I will describe how localization methods can be extended to the non-conformal setting, for N=2* mass deformation of N=4 SYM. Firm field-theory predictions at strong coupling can then be confronted with holographic calculations with a variety of probes such as fundamental strings and D-branes. An unexpected novel feature of N=2* is an infinite number of quantum phase transitions accumulating towards strong coupling.\\ \\ (Organizer: IPhT/Ivan Kostov)
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