We propose a direct correspondence between the classical evolution equations of 5-d supergravity and the renormalization group (RG) equations of the dual 4-d large N gauge theory. Using standardâ€¦ (More)

The Virasoro master equation describes a large set of conformal field theories known as the affine-Virasoro constructions, in the operator algebra (affine Lie algebra) of the WZW model, while theâ€¦ (More)

We propose a novel prescription for computing the boundary stress tensor and charges of asymptotically de Sitter (dS) spacetimes from data at early or late time infinity. If there is a holographicâ€¦ (More)

In this paper we study the relation between six-dimensional supergrav-ity compactified on S 3 Ã— AdS 3 and certain two-dimensional conformal field theories. We compute the Kaluza-Klein spectrum ofâ€¦ (More)

We use brane configurations and SL(2, Z) symmetry of the type IIB string to construct mirror N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories in three dimensions. The mirror map exchanges Higgs and Coulombâ€¦ (More)

We find a new Penrose limit of AdS5 Ã— S5 that gives the maximally symmetric pp-wave background of Type IIB string theory in a coordinate system that has a manifest space-like isometry. This induces aâ€¦ (More)

We construct and analyze dual N = 4 supersymmetric gauge theories in three dimensions with unitary and symplectic gauge groups. The gauge groups and the field content of the theories are encoded inâ€¦ (More)

We show that heavy pure states of gravity can appear to be mixed states to almost all probes. For AdS5 Schwarzschild black holes, our arguments are made using the field theory dual to string theoryâ€¦ (More)

Conical defects, or point particles, in AdS3 are one of the simplest nontrivial gravitating systems, and are particularly interesting because black holes can form from their collision. We embed theâ€¦ (More)

We construct intersecting D-brane configurations that encode the gauge groups and field content of dual N = 4 supersymmetric gauge theories in three dimensions. The duality which exchanges theâ€¦ (More)