We explain how the string spectrum in flat space and pp-waves arises from the large N limit, at fixed g YM , of U(N) N = 4 super Yang Mills. We reproduce the spectrum by summing a subset of the… (More)

The operator product expansion for “small” Wilson loops in N = 4, d = 4 SYM is studied. The OPE coefficients are calculated in the large N and g YMN limit by exploiting the AdS/CFT correspondence. We… (More)

We study the large N gauged quantum mechanics for a single Hermitian matrix in the Harmonic oscillator potential well as a toy model for the AdS/CFT correspondence. We argue that the dual geometry… (More)

We investigate the issues of holography and string interactions in the duality between SYM and the pp wave background. We argue that the Penrose diagram of the maximally supersymmetric pp-wave has a… (More)

We provide a detailed map between wrapped D3-branes in Anti-de Sitter (AdS) backgrounds and dibaryon operators in the corresponding conformal field theory (CFT). The effective five dimensional action… (More)

This paper provides a heuristic derivation of how classical gravitational physics in the AdS/CFT correspondence appears from the strong dynamics of the N = 4 SYM theory in a systematic way. We do… (More)

Four-dimensional supersymmetric SU(N) Yang-Mills theory on a sphere has highly charged baryon-like states built from anti-symmetric combinations of the adjoint scalars. We show that these states,… (More)

We study the plane wave limit of AdS5 × S/Z2 which arises as the near horizon geometry of D3-branes at an orientifold 7-plane in type I’ theory. We analyze string theory in the resulting plane wave… (More)

We study marginal and relevant supersymmetric deformations of the N = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory in four dimensions. Our primary innovation is the interpretation of the moduli spaces of vacua of these… (More)

We prove that in the presence of a maximal giant graviton state in N = 4 SYM, the states dual to open strings attached to the giant graviton give rise to an PSU(2, 2|4) open spin chain model with… (More)