The Maldacena conjecture and Rehren duality

@inproceedings{Arnsdorf2001TheMC,
  title={The Maldacena conjecture and Rehren duality},
  author={Matthias Arnsdorf and L. N. Smolin},
  year={2001}
}
We analyse the implications of the fact that there are two claims for a dual to N=4 superconformal SU(N) Yang-Mills theory (SCYM), the Maldacena conjecture and the theorem of Rehren. While the Maldacena dual is conjectured to be a non-perturbative string theory for large string coupling gs and small N , the Rehren dual is an ordinary quantum field theory on AdS5 for all values of the parameters. We argue that as a result, if we accept the Maldacena conjecture, one of the following statements… CONTINUE READING

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