The Large N Limit of Superconformal field theories and supergravity

@inproceedings{Maldacena1998TheLN,
  title={The Large N Limit of Superconformal field theories and supergravity},
  author={Juan Maldacena},
  year={1998}
}
We show that the large N limit of certain conformal field theories in various dimensions include in their Hilbert space a sector describing supergravity on the product of Anti-deSitter spacetimes, spheres and other compact manifolds. This is shown by taking some branes in the full M/string theory and then taking a low energy limit where the field theory on the brane decouples from the bulk. We observe that, in this limit, we can still trust the near horizon geometry for large N. The enhanced… CONTINUE READING
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