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The Large-N Limit of Superconformal Field Theories and Supergravity

- J. Maldacena
- Physics
- 27 November 1997

We show that the large-N limits of certainconformal field theories in various dimensions includein their Hilbert space a sector describing supergravityon the product of anti-de Sitter spacetimes,… Expand

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Strings in flat space and pp waves from N = 4 Super Yang Mills

- D. Berenstein, J. Maldacena, H. Nǎstase
- Physics
- 14 November 2002

We explain how the string spectrum in flat space and pp‐waves arises from the large N limit, at fixed gYM2, of U(N) N = 4 super Yang Mills. We reproduce the spectrum by summing a subset of the planar… Expand

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Bubbling AdS space and 1/2 BPS geometries

- H. Lin, O. Lunin, J. Maldacena
- Physics
- 16 September 2004

We consider all 1/2 BPS excitations of AdS × S configurations in both type-IIB string theory and M-theory. In the dual field theories these excitations are described by free fermions. Configurations… Expand

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Wilson loops in large N field theories

- J. Maldacena
- Physics
- 1 March 1998

We propose a method to calculate the expectation values of an operator similar to the Wilson loop in the large $N$ limit of field theories. We consider… Expand

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A bound on chaos

- J. Maldacena, S. Shenker, Douglas Stanford
- Physics
- 4 March 2015

A bstractWe conjecture a sharp bound on the rate of growth of chaos in thermal quantum systems with a large number of degrees of freedom. Chaos can be diagnosed using an out-of-time-order correlation… Expand

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Remarks on the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model

- J. Maldacena, Douglas Stanford
- Physics
- 26 April 2016

The authors study in detail the quantum mechanical model of $N$ Majorana fermions with random interactions of a few fermions at a time (Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model) in the large $N$ limit. At low… Expand

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Supergravity description of field theories on curved manifolds and a no go theorem

- J. Maldacena, C. Núñez
- Physics
- 3 July 2000

In the first part of this paper we find supergravity solutions corresponding to branes on worldvolumes of the form Rd×Σ where Σ is a Riemann surface. These theories arise when we wrap branes on… Expand

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Generalized gravitational entropy

- Aitor Lewkowycz, J. Maldacena
- Physics
- 17 April 2013

A bstractWe consider classical Euclidean gravity solutions with a boundary. The boundary contains a non-contractible circle. These solutions can be interpreted as computing the trace of a density… Expand

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Large N Field Theories, String Theory and Gravity

- O. Aharony, S. Gubser, J. Maldacena, H. Ooguri, Y. Oz
- Physics
- 14 May 1999

We review the holographic correspondence between field theories and string/M theory, focusing on the relation between compactifications of string/M theory on Anti-de Sitter spaces and conformal field… Expand

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Black hole entropy in M theory

- J. Maldacena, A. Strominger, Edward Witten
- Physics
- 7 November 1997

Extremal black holes in M-theory compactification on M × S1 are microscopically represented by fivebranes wrapping P × S1, where M is a Calabi-Yau threefold and P is a four-cycle in M. Additional… Expand

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