High Energy Theory Seminar
11 February 2011
Michael Douglas (Stony Brook)
Holographic dual of free field theory
The simplest possible example of AdS/CFT duaiity was proposed around
1999 by Sundborg, between free quantum field theory and a theory of
gravity and higher spin fields developed by Vasiliev and others.
Evidence has accumulated for it, most recently in work of Giombi and
Yin, but as yet there is no proof. In the recent work
arXiv:1011.4926 with Luca Mazzucato and Shlomo Razamat, we prove the
duality between free quantum fields and a modified version of higher
spin gravity, by re-interpreting the exact renormalization group.
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