Wilson loops in large N field theories


We propose a method to calculate the expectation values of an operator similar to the Wilson loop in the large N limit of field theories. We consider N = 4 3+1 dimensional super-Yang-Mills. The prescription involves calculating the area of a fundamental string worldsheet in certain supergravity backgrounds. We also consider the case of coincident M-theory… (More)


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@inproceedings{Maldacena1998WilsonLI, title={Wilson loops in large N field theories}, author={Juan M. Maldacena}, year={1998} }