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AdS/CFT is a special case of the holographic principle. It states that a quantum gravitating theory in Anti-de-Sitter (AdS) space is exactly equivalent to the gauge theory/Conformal Field Theory (CFT) on its boundary.

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Is Randall-Sundrum model background independent?

Randall-Sundrum model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall%E2%80%93Sundrum_model) is based on string theory. String theory can be background independent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Matching AdS and CFT symmetries

The isometries of AdS in $D+1$ dimensions and the conformal symmetries in $D$ are isomorphic as Lie algebras. However, the generators on each side have a physical interpretation. In the bulk we have ...
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(Anti-) De Sitter Algebra

In the (Anti) De Sitter Algebra, the "momenta" commute the following way $$[P_{\mu}, P_{\nu}] = \mp \frac{M_{\mu\nu}}{4L^2}.\tag{12.16}$$ This is taken from Page 251, Section 12.6.1, Equation 12.16 ...
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Boundary term in the holographic circular Wilson loop

Our professor has given us the holographic circular wilson loop as homework. He gave us the following reference https://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9904191 https://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0501109 and told us ...
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Different duality-correlations in holographic principle?

I found an interesting article "Surface/State Correspondence as a Generalized Holography" (https://arxiv.org/abs/1503.03542) If I understood it well, the authors proposed this model to generalize the ...
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Is the gauge/gravity (or AdS/CFT) duality believed to be exact?

I was wondering about the implications of the gauge/gravity (or AdS/CFT in a more restrictive sense) duality for the way we deal with physical theories, and I was wondering if the duality was believed ...
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Which AdS/CFT correspondences have been found so far?

When I read about AdS/CFT correspondence, there always comes the most famous example of conjectured correspondence, which is the one between type IIB string theory (AdS side) and $\mathcal{N}=4$ ...
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Conflicting definitions of Bulk-to-Boundary propagators in AdS

This problem has to do with bulk reconstruction in AdS/CFT. It is given that the bulk-to-boundary propagator can be obtained from the bulk-to-bulk propagator by the following relation (c.f. https://...
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What is the CFT dual of the stress tensor in the bulk?

I am new to AdS/CFT. I know that the dual of the bulk metric is the CFT stress tensor but what about the dual of the bulk stress tensor? I mean in principle one can extrapolate whatever bulk fields to ...
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Gauge Fields from Compactified Gravity

I encountered compactifying a 5D black string along an extra dimension in Natsuume's AdS/CFT text. Upon compactification, the thermodynamics of a 4D black hole may be identified with the 5D black ...
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Minimal area for circular Wilson loops in these coordinates

In all references you can see that the Poincare coordinates are used to get the minimal area for the circular wilson loop. I want to use the metric that is used also for the D3-brane (e.g. see ...
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How to solve the equation of motion of the minimal surface for spherical subsystems in AdS?

In order to compute the holographic entanglement entropy for a spherical subsystem in AdS using the Ryu-Takayanagi conjecture, one needs to solve the following second order nonlinear differential ...
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What is going on in “nonlinear gravity from entanglement in conformal field theories”?

EDIT: I am now convinced that the sign of the logarithmic terms in the equations after 3.29 and 3.30 are wrong (unless I have missed something else). These identites come from looking at ...
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Does the dictionary always map the bulk operator to the CFT operator?

Using the (extrapolate) dictionary, one can map a bulk field to a boundary CFT operator. The mapped operator is always a CFT operator? How is it guaranteed?
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How are shadows and projector related?

While computing the conformal partial waves, it seems to me that $$\int d^dx |O\rangle\langle\tilde O| = \mathcal{N}^{-1}\sum_{n}|P^n O\rangle\langle P^n O|$$ where $\tilde O$ is the shadow dual of $...
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Non-trivial content of AdS/CFT for a generic EFT on AdS

I have a very generic and naive question on the actual content (and usefulness) of the AdS/CFT conjecture in the low energy approximation where one considers a low energy QFT on AdS, comprising ...
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How does AdS/CFT enact and not just be static geometry?

I understand the duality between the two regions of phase space (as Maldacena described it) that are Anti-de Sitter geometry and conformal field theory as an asymptotic grafting on of scale-invariant ...
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Role of AdS/CFT correspondence in the context of integrability

I was wondering how the AdS/CFT correspondence fits in the context of integrability. As I understand, the AdS/CFT correspondence postulates a duality between gravity theories and CFT's. If one theory ...
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Is intrinsic curvature of an embedded surface a covariant quantity from the embedding space point of view?

Suppose I have a $(d+1)$-dimensional manifold with metric $g_{\mu\nu}$. In it I have an embedded codimension-$1$ surface, $\Gamma$, with induced metric $\gamma_{ab}$. Is Ricci scalar defined in terms ...
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Is there any well-known holographic duality that allows wormholes and CTCs to exist?

Is there any well-known holographic duality (like AdS/CFT or holographic principle in string theory/black holes) that contains wormholes and Closed Timelike Curves? I was discussing this with a ...
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AdS/CFT correspondence and gravitational singularities

While Einstein‘s equation breaks down at singularities, the question arises: which statements/answers can be provided by the corresponding conformal field theory (CFT) in this case?
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Why do we say that AdS/CFT is a background independent definition of string theory?

It is usually said that AdS/CFT is a background independent definition of string theory, how this concept emerge from the AdS/CFT correspondence? We can define string theory on other manifolds ...
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Would Bekenstein bound disappear in some holographic models?

In Holographic principle models there's a limit to the information that the system can store known as the "Bekenstein bound". In physics, the Bekenstein bound is an upper limit on the entropy S, or ...
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Why can AdS/CFT correspondence be applied to condensed matter systems when their space is not anti-deSitter?

The AdS/CFT correspondence postulates a duality between string theory of gravity and a CFT on an AdS background. This duality is employed in some condensed matter systems. I was wondering why it is ...
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System's mass and holographic boundary

Can mass map onto a holographic boundary in AdS(or dS)/CFTs? In particular, might the mass of a system vary directly with the surface area of a characteristic holographic boundary? I'm guessing maybe ...
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Does string theory violate general covariance?

In a 2007 note on ArXiv, it said: String theory unifies all interaction but provides a perturbative background dependent formulation which violates general covariance. However, another 2012 paper ...
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Aharony-Bernman-Jafferis-Maldacena (ABJM) and k=1 Chern Simons matter

I have read recently that the partition function / half-BPS wilson vev (w/ NG probe) of a Chern-Simons matter theory with N=6 U(N)k x U(N)-k super-conformal symmetry (ABJM) on S3 is proportional to ...
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Resources on Gubeser-Klebanov-Polyakov (GKP) strings and N=4 Super-Yang Mills dual description

*I have learned recently that the Gubeser-Klebanov-Polyakov string / folded string in AdS3 (if I recall correctly, and I assume with some additional virasoro constraints, etc) is dual to large-spin ...
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What happens to the $U(1)$ factor in the $U(N)$ SYM gauge group of the AdS/CFT correspondence?

I'm learning about the AdS/CFT correspondence. I know that from the open string perspective, the dynamics on a stack of $N$ coincident $D3$-branes is given by a $\mathcal{N} = 4$ Super Yang Mills ...
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Gravity Hamiltonian in $AdS$

Consider the global $AdS_{d+1}$ metric given by $$ds^2 = \frac{1}{cos^2 \rho}[-dt^2 + d\rho^2 + sin^2 \rho d\Omega_{d-1}^2]$$ Now we follow the statements as made in Page 4 of this paper. Here one ...
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How to define an Operator Product Expansion (OPE) on arbitrary Riemann surface for a CFT?

Whenever we define the OPE of a 2D CFT, we do so (at least in the literature that I have come across) on the complex plane. Similarly, the commutation relations between conformal generators $L_n$ and ...
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s-wave radial equation for minimally coupled scalar field

I am trying to work through the calculations from the following article. I need to find the s-wave radial wave equation for a minimally coupled scalar field, given by $\partial_{\mu}( \sqrt {-g} g^{\...
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Isometry definition

I work in holography and I'm trying to get my feet when in non-relativistic holography. Can someone explain exactly what an "isometry" is in this context? "the correspondence can be extended to a non-...
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Background for understanding the holographic principle?

I'm really fascinated by the wikipedia page on the Holographic Principle - "the description of a volume of space can be thought of as encoded on a lower-dimensional boundary to the region" seems ...
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What role does SUSY play in gauge/gravity duality?

This question arises in my project of finding the conformal field theory dual to the bosonic part of the Yang-Mills theory, i.e. non-supersymmetric large $N$ YM theory. Supersymmetry is a constant ...
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Higher point semi-classical Virasoro conformal blocks

I am looking for references of higher point semi-classical Virasoro Conformal blocks. I know of one paper where two heavy and arbitrary light operators(https://arxiv.org/abs/1601.06794) have been ...
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Correlation function late time decay and information loss

In the perturbative treatment of, let's say, a scalar field theory on AdS spacetime, the correlation functions decay exponentially at late times, indicating, as people say, information loss. I guess ...
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Phase transition in a generalised SYK model

Crossposted from math.stackexchange. (Link: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2848558/is-this-function-meromorphic) Question Let $$e^{g\left(\tau,T,J_1,J_2\right)}=\frac{2}{\left(\frac{J_1}{...
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Tensor Network from Lattice

I read an article about tensor networks and they seem very interesting and a promising approach to studying the relations between entanglement, gravity and quantum information. How does this network ...
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On the Schwarzchild black hole metric:

I've been going through the introduction on Ads/CFT by Horatiu Nastase (https://arxiv.org/abs/0712.0689). In chapter 5, "Black holes and p branes", in Eq. 5.2, it is mentioned the schwarzchild metric ...
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Holographic dualities and strong subbadditivity of entanglement entropy

Recent analysis of inequalities satisfied by entanglement entropy in AdS bulk duals have led to establishing an equivalence between Strong Subadditivity and the Null Energy Condition (NEC) How hard ...
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Is Wilson loop particle heavier than black hole in AdS-CFT at finite temp?

Finite temperature is introduced in the Ads Space by inserting a black hole. In the Ads-CFT correspondence, the Wilson loop is at $u \rightarrow \infty$. But the black hole horizon itself would be at $...
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How is encoded the information on the surface of the volume' s boundary?

In the context of the holographic principle, who states that the entropy of ordinary mass (not just black holes) is also proportional to surface area and not volume;that volume itself is illusory ...
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What is really this Gauge-Gravity duality all about?

I have no background in string theory but have a reasonable exposure to quantum field theory including the quantization of gauge theories. In simple terms what is this Gauge-Gravity duality all about ...
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AdS/CFT and finiteness of entanglement entropy in CFT

AdS/CFT duality maps string theory to conformal field theory. String theory confirms Bekenstein-Hawking entropy, and thus the dual CFT must confirm it. However, CFT is still a quantum field theory, ...
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Boundary times and bulk time in eternal black hole duality

In AdS/CFT, a particular duality is the correspondence between an eternal black hole in AdS spacetime (a large maximally extended AdS-Schwarzschild black hole) and the thermofield double state, \begin{...
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How does gauge theory become strongly coupled at large $N$ whether it's coupling is proportional to 1/$\sqrt N$?

At large $N$, gravity theory becomes weakly coupled is correct as we see from its formula that string's coupling is proportional to $1/N^2$. then how could gauge theory become strongly coupled?
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Form of Light-Cone in pure $AdS_3$

There is a picture in the article of Harlow which (in particular) represents light cone in $AdS_3$. Note that point X has nonzero radial coordinate. If point X has zero radial coordinate it is quite ...
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Can String Theory really fail to contain a de Sitter vacua?

I was reading a post earlier from Peter Woit's Not Even Wrong blog and came across the following reference to the paper "What if string theory has no de Sitter vacua?" by Ulf H. Danielsson, Thomas Van ...
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Mirror Symmetry and Ads/CFT

As far as I know, mirror symmetry has its origins in the Kaluza-Klein idea where the extra dimensions of spacetime are "curled up" or "compactified" into a Calabi-Yau manifold, which is why we see ...