Introduction to Gauge/Gravity Duality

  title={Introduction to Gauge/Gravity Duality},
  author={Joseph Polchinski},
These lectures are an introduction to gauge/gravity duality, presented at TASI 2010. The first three sections present the basics, focusing on $AdS_5 \times S^5$. The last section surveys a variety of ways to generate duals of reduced symmetry. 

Introduction to the Gauge/Gravity Duality

This chapter reviews relevant background material. It motivates the origin of the gauge/gravity duality within string theory and summarises the relevant entries in the holographic dictionary, which

TASI Lectures on Applications of Gauge/Gravity Duality

We introduce the gauge/gravity, or AdS/CFT, correspondence with an eye towards its application to strongly coupled systems. We provide an overview of the duality, including the AdS/CFT dictionary and

Some aspects of abelian and nonabelian T-duality and the gauge/gravity correspondence

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Introduction to Gauge/Gravity Duality Lecture 1

A series of four lectures given at the Australian National University in December 2011 for the 2nd Asia-Pacic

The AdS/CFT correspondence and applications to QCD

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Lectures on the holographic duality of gauge fields and strings

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This chapter gives a pedagogical review of the holographic duality between string theory and quantum field theory. The main focus is on the duality of maximally supersymmetric Yang–Mills gauge theory

Integrability in the AdS/CFT Correspondence

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The Ads/CFT correspondence for higher spin theories.

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UV / IR relations in AdS dynamics

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`Double-trace' deformations, boundary conditions and spacetime singularities

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The String dual of a confining four-dimensional gauge theory

We study N=1 gauge theories obtained by adding finite mass terms to N=4 Yang-Mills theory. The Maldacena dual is nonsingular: in each of the many vacua, there is an extended brane source, arising