The Large-N Limit of Superconformal Field Theories and Supergravity

@article{Maldacena1997TheLL,
  title={The Large-N Limit of Superconformal Field Theories and Supergravity},
  author={Juan Martin Maldacena},
  journal={International Journal of Theoretical Physics},
  year={1997},
  volume={38},
  pages={1113-1133}
}
  • J. Maldacena
  • Published 27 November 1997
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • International Journal of Theoretical Physics
We show that the large-N limits of certainconformal field theories in various dimensions includein their Hilbert space a sector describing supergravityon the product of anti-de Sitter spacetimes, spheres, and other compact manifolds. This is shown bytaking some branes in the full M/string theory and thentaking a low-energy limit where the field theory on thebrane decouples from the bulk. We observe that, in this limit, we can still trust thenear-horizon geometry for large N. The… 

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