# Anti-de Sitter space and holography

@article{Witten1998AntideSS, title={Anti-de Sitter space and holography}, author={Edward Witten}, journal={Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics}, year={1998}, volume={2}, pages={253-291} }

Recently, it has been proposed by Maldacena that large $N$ limits of certain conformal field theories in $d$ dimensions can be described in terms of supergravity (and string theory) on the product of $d+1$-dimensional $AdS$ space with a compact manifold. Here we elaborate on this idea and propose a precise correspondence between conformal field theory observables and those of supergravity: correlation functions in conformal field theory are given by the dependence of the supergravity action on…

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