TASI Lectures: Introduction to the AdS/CFT Correspondence

  title={TASI Lectures: Introduction to the AdS/CFT Correspondence},
  author={Igor R. Klebanov},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • I. Klebanov
  • Published 18 September 2000
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
This is an introductory review of the AdS/CFT correspondence and of the ideas that led to its formulation. We show how comparison of stacks of D3-branes with corresponding supergravity solutions leads to dualities between conformal large $N$ gauge theories in 4 dimensions and string backgrounds of the form $AdS_5\times X_5$ where $X_5$ is an Einstein manifold. The gauge invariant chiral operators of the field theory are in one-to-one correspondence with the supergravity modes, and their… 

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