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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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AdS/CFT: why is the fifth coordinate in AdS space inversely proportional to an energy scale?

In several different articles about the AdS/CFT correspondence, it is stated that one can show that the fifth coordinate $z$ on the AdS side, in coordinates such that the AdS metric becomes: $$ds^2 = ...
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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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Which CFTs have AdS/CFT duals?

The AdS/CFT correspondence states that string theory in an asymptotically anti-De Sitter spacetime can be exactly described as a CFT on the boundary of this spacetime. Is the converse true? Does any ...
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What are the necessary conditions for a CFT to have a holographic dual? [duplicate]

The number of degrees of freedom of a CFT is given by its central charge $c$. From the bootstrap point of view, any CFT is characterized by the knowledge of its "CFT data", i.e. the scaling dimensions ...
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The energy of dual boundary field in AdS/CFT

In AdS/CFT, when the spacetime is a planar AdS black hole with dimension ($d+1$), the corresponding energy of boundary field theory is proportional to the black hole mass parameter. For example when $...
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Holographic AdS/CFT intepretation of Cosmological Constant

I'm trying to understand how the value of AdS cosmological constant (or, equivalently, of AdS radius) affects the boundary CFT in AdS/CFT correspondence. I'd be glad of discovering something about the ...
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Why does black holes have hydrodynamic properties? (in Holographic sense ) We know it has thermodynamic properties, but how are these connected?

We know black holes do have thermodynamic properties like temperature, entropy.How does one justify black holes have hydrodynamic properties?
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About the duality when embedding Gopakumar-Vafa into superstring theory

Vafa proposed a duality when embedding the Gopakumar-Vafa duality into superstring theory. Vafa's duality is about a correspondence N=1 supersymmetric gauge theory and superstring propagating on ...
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Matrix Model in AdS/CFT & exact results

Matrix models appeared in the context of AdS/CFT while trying to calculate the Circular Wilson Loop. It was first noted by Erickson, Semenoff & Zarembo [hep-th/0003055] that the 2-loop ...
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Is HaPPY code a certain type of MERA?

Pastawski, Yoshida, Harlow, and Preskill introduced the HaPPY code in their (now famous) paper, arXiv:1503.06237, as a way to model the AdS/CFT correspondence as a quantum error-correcting code. ...
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AdS/CFT phenomenology and realistic FRW model building

Are there any examples of realistic holography (likely as a de Sitter type Universe: as it approximates FRW / is an FRW solution without baryonic and dark matter). I don’t see why one wouldn’t be ...
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Distinction between holographic entanglement entropy and thermal entropy

Given a system $A$ and its complement $\bar{A}$, we know that the entanglement entropy is given by $$ S_A = - \text{Tr} ( \rho_A \log \rho_A ), $$ where $\rho_A$ is the reduced density matrix ...
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Supergroup action on $AdS_5\times S^5$

In the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence I was trying to understand how the symmetry group of the underlying space $AdS_5 \times S^5$ comes out to be the supergroup $SU(2,2|4)$. I can see how the ...
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What sets the AdS radius $\ell$ in the CFT dual description?

In the context of AdS/CFT there should be a mapping between parameters for any given duality. But AdS has at least one dimensionful parameter, $\ell$: $$ds^2 = \frac{\ell^2}{z^2} ( -dt^2 + d\vec x^2 +...
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On the Computation of Gibbons-Hawking-York Boundary Term

The Gibbons-Hawking-York (GHY) boundary term is given by $$S_{GH}=\frac{1}{8 \pi G}\int_{\partial M}\sqrt{|\gamma|}K,$$ where $\gamma_{ij}$ is the boundary induced metric, and $K$ is the trace of the ...
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What does it mean to have different CFTs in AdS/CFT?

1) In AdS/CFT, what does a different CFT mean in gravity? 2) Also, if the background metric is curved in CFT, how does it appear in the corresponding gravity side? In the gauge/gravity duality (a.k.a....
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dS/CFT in a positive curvature universe

Since Maldacena ground breaking theoretical discovery, have there been any succesfull efforts to try to transpose the AdS/CFT duality to our universe (not an AdS)?
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Modern form of Brown-Henneaux formula

Almost every paper mentioning Brown and Henneaux's matching of asymptotic symmetries of AdS$_3$ with the Virasoro algebra of a $1{+}1$-dimensional CFT summarizes their results in the formula $$c=\frac{...
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Wilson loop in AdS/CFT : string interpretation

It is well known that Wilson loop is a quite hard observable to compute. In the case in which the QFT is dual to a gravitation theory in AdS space, we can use holography to compute the Wilson loop, ...
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Where is the proof of AdS/CFT?

People have been using the AdS/CFT correspondence for some time now. But I have yet to see a formal proof. Does one exist? Or is it still a conjecture? (Well I have seen claimed proofs). I have seen ...
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Duality between gravitation and $O(N)$ model

Does there exist any gravity dual theory for theory with $N$-component scalar field with $(\phi^2)^2$ interaction?
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How to compute a state exhibiting a given entanglement entropy?

We`ve known how to calculate entanglement entropy from a given ground state: make an entanglement cut (that divide system into subsystems $A$ and $B$), take the partial trace and $$S=-\operatorname{Tr}...
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How I can get the numerical factor in the relation between string coupling and YM coupling?

I'm trying to understand some references about Wilson loops being used to test AdS/CFT. Some of them are Nadav Drukker, David J. Gross: An Exact Prediction of N=4 SUSYM Theory for String Theory ...
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Does asymptotically AdS mean as $z \to 0$ or as $z \to \infty$ in Poincare metric of AdS?

The Poincare metric of AdS_3 is given by $ ds^2 = \frac{R^2}{z^2}(dz^2 - dx_0^2 + dx_1^2)$. Using the coordinate transformation $\rho = \log(z)$, we can write this as, $ds^2 = R^2 (d\rho^2 + e^{-2 \...
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What is a Witten diagram?

Recently I heard the terminology of Witten diagram. Studying QFT, I frequently see Feynman diagrams and use them to compute scattering amplitudes, one-loop corrections and so on. In string theory ...
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Temperature in CFT

Non-vanishing Temperature can break conformal symmetry (Can anyone show this point explicitly), my question is that in AdS/CFT the temperature of boundary field theory is non-zero, why the boundary ...
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Dirac bracket and Poisson bracket, asymptotic symmetry

I am reading the paper arXiv:9906126. https://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9906126 on the symmetry algebra at horizon (see also well known work done by Brown and Henneaux about the asymptotic algebra of AdS$...
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Why is there no gauge-invariant local operator in GR?

I have a hard time understanding why the bulk locality is a question. I know some operator which depends on a particular coordinate $x$, $O(x)$, and its correlation function like $ \langle O(x)O(y) \...
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How can a non-expert think of Black Hole microstates?

For someone familiar with basic QFT and GR and semi-classical physics but doesn't know string theory nor AdS/CFT is there some intuitive way to think about what the microstate of a black hole means? ...
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Electrons with disorder & something like AdS/CFT duality

I know that consideration of electrons with disorder can be based on Feynman diagrams with disorder lines. In this approach, only non-crossing diagrams are important and give contribution to self-...
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Where can I find the calculation of the holographic dual to the circular 't Hooft loop?

I know that for a Wilson loop, in the fundamental representation, the dual is a string worldsheet ending on the loop at the boundary of AdS. Similarly, I guess that the object corresponding to ’t ...
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Holographic entanglement entropy (Thermal case)

I'm trying to calculate the entanglement entropy in CFT2/AdS3 in the thermal case for a finite interval (-a,a). I'm reading the paper of Takayanagi and Rangamani (2016): https://arxiv.org/pdf/1609....
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Do large $N$ free fermion or WZW theories have a holographic dual in $AdS_3/CFT_2$?

I was wondering if for $N$ free Dirac fermions (or equivalently by bosonization, $N$ free bosons or an $SU(N)_1$ WZW theory plus an extra boson) have a holographic dual description via $AdS_3/CFT_2$? ...
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Circular Wilson Loop in AdS/CFT

I'm trying to get the AdS solution to the circular wilson loop. The standard AdS metric is: $ds^2 = \frac{L^2}{z^2}(\eta_{\mu \nu} dx^{\mu} dx^{\nu} + dz^2)$ If I take the circle of radius R at ...
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Holographic duals of (super)gravity sigma models

Consider a (super)gravity theory on asymptotically AdS spacetime $N$ with fixed conformal boundary $\partial N$ coupled to scalars $\phi_i$ taking values in a manifold $M$, possibly in addition to ...
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A question about black hole interior

I am reading Maldacena's paper "Eternal black holes in anti-de Sitter". In the first paragraph, he wrote something about the black hole interior (in AdS): The regions close to the spacetime ...
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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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Do Holographic Screens eliminate the need of finding holographic dualities?

There are various models in physics based on the famous holographic principle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_principle) This does not always work since in these models we must find a ...
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Is the leading order contribution to the double-trace operator anomalous dimension always $O(1/N^2)$?

Is the leading order contribution to the double-trace operator anomalous dimension always $O(1/N^2)$ ? I noticed that the double-trace contribution in Polchinski's paper hep-th/0907.0151 gets an ...
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CFT correlators and effective string picture

I have been reading https://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9702015 by Maldacena and Strominger. Authors derive emission rate of Kerr-Newmann black hole via standard asymptotic matching first. Then rederive ...
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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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Is Randall-Sundrum model background independent?

Randall-Sundrum model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall%E2%80%93Sundrum_model) is related on string theory. String theory can be background independent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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K theory and Holography

I have a general or overview question related to charges on D- Branes lies in the K theory of Spacetime. We normally think charges of D branes lies in the Cohomology like $D_0$ branes couple to RR-1 ...
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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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Implication of non-positive tripartite information

Hayden et al 2011 showed that tripartite information is non-positive given Ryu-Takanayagi formula. (For definition of tripartite information, see for instance section 4.4 of this paper) Is there ...
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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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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 ...