We study the large volume limit of the scalar potential in Calabi-Yau flux compactifications of type IIB string theory. Under general circumstances there exists a limit in which the potential… (More)

We propose a procedure for computing the boundary stress tensor associated with a gravitating system in asymptotically anti-de Sitter space. Our definition is free of ambiguities encountered by… (More)

Giant gravitons in AdS5 × S5, and its orbifolds, have a dual field theory representation as states created by chiral primary operators. We argue that these operators are not single-trace operators in… (More)

The moduli of N = 1 compactifications of IIB string theory can be stabilized by a combination of fluxes (which freeze complex structure moduli and the dilaton) and nonperturbative superpotentials… (More)

We investigate the details of the bulk-boundary correspondence in Lorentzian signature anti-de Sitter space. Operators in the boundary theory couple to sources identified with the boundary values of… (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 holographic… (More)

We describe probes of anti-de Sitter spacetimes in terms of conformal field theories on the AdS boundary. Our basic tool is a formula that relates bulk and boundary states – classical bulk field… (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 consider “bubbles of nothing” constructed by analytically continuing black hole solutions in Anti-de Sitter space. These provide interesting examples of smooth time-dependent backgrounds which can… (More)

We examine a stationary but non-static asymptotically AdS3 spacetime with two causally connected conformal boundaries, each of which is a “null cylinder”, namely a cylinder with a null direction… (More)