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Conceptual Aspects of Gauge/Gravity Duality

de Haro, Sebastian and Mayerson, Daniel and Butterfield, Jeremy (2016) Conceptual Aspects of Gauge/Gravity Duality. Foundations of Physics. ISSN 1572-9516

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Abstract

We give an introductory review of gauge/gravity duality, and associated ideas of holography, emphasising the conceptual aspects. The opening Sections gather the ingredients, viz. anti-de Sitter spacetime, conformal field theory and string theory, that we need for presenting, in Section 5, the central and original example: Maldacena's AdS/CFT correspondence. Sections 6 and 7 develop the ideas of this example, also in applications to condensed matter systems, QCD, and hydrodynamics. Sections 8 and 9 discuss the possible extensions of holographic ideas to de Sitter spacetime and to black holes. Section 10 discusses the bearing of gauge/gravity duality on two philosophical topics: the equivalence of physical theories, and the idea that spacetime, or some features of it, are emergent.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
de Haro, Sebastiansd696@cam.ac.uk
Mayerson, Danieldrmayer@umich.edu
Butterfield, Jeremyjb56@cam.ac.uk
Additional Information: 49 pages; published online by Foundations of Physics on 18 July 2016
Keywords: gauge/gravity duality, AdS/CFT, anti-de Sitter spacetime, conformal field theory, string theory, Maldacena, theoretical equivalence, emergence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Jeremy Butterfield
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 20:39
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 20:39
Item ID: 12296
Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of Physics
Publisher: Springer
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10701-01...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10701-016-0037-4
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 8 July 2016
ISSN: 1572-9516
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12296

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