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Gauge Theory Correlators from Non-Critical String Theory
Abstract We suggest a means of obtaining certain Green's functions in 3+1-dimensional N =4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with a large number of colors via non-critical string theory. TheExpand
A semi-classical limit of the gauge/string correspondence
Abstract A world-sheet sigma model approach is applied to string theories dual to four-dimensional gauge theories, and semi-classical soliton solutions representing highly excited string states areExpand
Large N Field Theories, String Theory and Gravity
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 fieldExpand
Renormalization group flows from holography supersymmetry and a c theorem
We obtain first order equations that determine a supersymmetric kink solution in fivedimensional N = 8 gauged supergravity. The kink interpolates between an exterior anti-de Sitter region withExpand
Breaking an Abelian gauge symmetry near a black hole horizon
I argue that coupling the Abelian Higgs model to gravity plus a negative cosmological constant leads to black holes which spontaneously break the gauge invariance via a charged scalar condensateExpand
Drag force in AdS/CFT
The AdS/CFT correspondence and a classical test string approximation are used to calculate the drag force on an external quark moving in a thermal plasma of N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory. ThisExpand
Modeling the fifth dimension with scalars and gravity
A method for obtaining solutions to the classical equations for scalars plus gravity in five dimensions is applied to some recent suggestions for brane-world phenomenology. The method involves onlyExpand
The gravity dual of a p-wave superconductor
We construct black hole solutions to the Yang-Mills equations in an AdS4-Schwarzschild background which exhibit superconductivity. What makes these backgrounds p-wave superconductors is that theExpand
Curvature Singularities: the Good, the Bad, and the Naked
Necessary conditions are proposed for the admissibility of singular classical solutions with 3+1-dimensional Poincare invariance to five-dimensional gravity coupled to scalars. Finite temperatureExpand
Coupling constant dependence in the thermodynamics of N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory
The free energy of the maximally supersymmetric SU(N) gauge theory at temperature T is expected to scale, in the large-N limit, as N2T4 times a function of the 't Hooft coupling, f (gYM2N). In theExpand