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Towards the F-theorem: $ \mathcal{N} = 2 $ field theories on the three-sphere
For 3-dimensional field theories with $ \mathcal{N} = 2 $ supersymmetry the Euclidean path integrals on the three-sphere can be calculated using the method of localization; they reduce to certainExpand
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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
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Multimatrix models and tri-Sasaki Einstein spaces
Localization methods reduce the path integrals in N{>=}2 supersymmetric Chern-Simons gauge theories on S{sup 3} to multimatrix integrals. A recent evaluation of such a two-matrix integral for the N=6Expand
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AdS description of induced higher-spin gauge theory
A bstractWe study deformations of three-dimensional large N CFTs by double-trace operators constructed from spin s single-trace operators of dimension Δ. These theories possess UV fixed points, andExpand
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Superconductors from superstrings.
We establish that in a large class of strongly coupled (3+1)-dimensional N=1 quiver conformal field theories with gravity duals, adding a chemical potential for the R charge leads to the existence ofExpand
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F-theorem without supersymmetry
The conjectured F-theorem for three-dimensional field theories states that the finite part of the free energy on S3 decreases along RG trajectories and is stationary at the fixed points. In previousExpand
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Rényi entropies for free field theories
A bstractRényi entropies Sq are useful measures of quantum entanglement; they can be calculated from traces of the reduced density matrix raised to power q, with q ≥ 0. For (d + 1)-dimensionalExpand
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Correlation functions of Coulomb branch operators
A bstractWe consider the correlation functions of Coulomb branch operators in four-dimensional N$$ \mathcal{N} $$ = 2 Superconformal Field Theories (SCFTs) involving exactly one antichiral operator.Expand
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Bulk viscosity of strongly coupled plasmas with holographic duals
We explain a method for computing the bulk viscosity of strongly coupled thermal plasmas dual to supergravity backgrounds supported by one scalar field. Whereas earlier investigations required theExpand
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Entropy production in collisions of gravitational shock waves and of heavy ions
We calculate the area of a marginally trapped surface formed by a head-on collision of gravitational shock waves in AdS{sub D}. We use this to obtain a lower bound on the entropy produced after theExpand
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