High Energy Theory Seminar

1 April 2011

David Shih (Rutgers)

Anomalous Dimensions of Double-Trace Operators from AdS/CFT


In this talk I will describe a new method for computing the  leading-order anomalous dimensions of double-trace operators in 4d SCFTs with weakly-coupled gravity duals. This new method considerably simplifies previous approaches based on the four-point function. Studying a minimal toy model, I will show that for a range of parameters, the anomalous dimension of φφ can be positive. Finally, I will discuss the potential applications of this to SUSY model building.

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