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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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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 ...
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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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AdS/CFT and Kondo problem/ Ginzburg-Landau theory

I was reading the review on Unconventional superconductivity by Mike Norman, towards the end (page 22) he comments two things about AdS/CMT: "In the condensed matter context in two dimensions, one ...
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Very basic question on AdS/CFT

I was going through the introductory material by Horatiu in Ads-CFT. It says that $N+1$ D-branes are split into $N$ D-Branes and a probe D-Brane. The Wilson loop is located on the probe D-brane, which ...
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Materials on charged black brane

Does anyone know some good materials on charged black branes in AdS/CFT and the role of chemical potential in theses cases?
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Does CFT in AdS/CFT live in flat spacetime?

As the title says, does CFT in AdS/CFT live in flat spacetime, or is it only approximately flat?
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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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Quenched systems - disorder average (SYK model)

In a system with quenched disorder one is usually looking for self-averaging quantities, i.e., quantities such that the average over the couplings produces a ``typical" configuration in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Relation between CS/WZW and AdS/CFT

One precise example of realization of the holographic principle is the CS/WZW correspondence, which relates 3d Chern-Simons theory with the 2d Wess-Zumino-Witten model. As explained for example in ...
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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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CFT energy scale in AdS/CFT correspondence

In the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence, the coordinate $z$ of AdS in Poincarè coordinates is often identified with an (inverse) energy scale for a CFT. I don't quite understand this ...
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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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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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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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Question about general direction of development of application of Tensor Networks to AdS/CFT

I am quite interested in the area of application of Tensor Networks(TNs) to AdS/CFT correspondence. I would like to clarify certain points in order to get better general picture. What is the main ...
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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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Holographic entanglement entropy for measures other than the Von Neumann entropy

In Ads-CFT, the Ryu-Takayanagi Entanglement entropy formula gives a nice geometric interpretation (in the bulk) for the entanglement of a region in a CFT. Also, it is much easier to calculate the ...
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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 are the AdS/CFT papers which study the stringy effects in the bulk? [closed]

I would like to know of a list of pedagogical/classic/nice papers that study stringy effects in the bulk. May be a sequence which a student follows to understand the stringy nature that is at play.
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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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Central Charge of large $N$ Gauge theory in 't Hooft limit

It is well known that large N gauge theory in t'Hooft limit has central charge ~ $N^2$ I want to convince myself in this by considering simple example of: 1 flavor(meaning that we have only one ...
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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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Issues with de Sitter Space and Conformal Field Theory

As a de Sitter universe is more convenient for cosmology, what are the current issues with a dS/CFT type correspondence? Earlier work by Strominger, seemed promising but I haven't heard of additional ...
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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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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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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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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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Charged black holes and AdS/CFT

People generalize the statements of AdS/CFT correspondence by adding black hole (charged black hole) in the gravity theory to provide the dual gauge theory finite temperature (finite density). I have ...