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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Holographic description of quantum field theory
Speaker(s): Sung-Sik Lee
Abstract: The AdS/CFT correspondence has opened the door to understand a class of strongly coupled quantum field theories. Although the original correspondence has been conjectured based on string theory, it is possible that the underlying principle is more general, and a wider class of quantum field theories can be understood through holographic descriptions. In this talk, I will discuss about a prescription to construct holographic theories for general quantum field theories. As an example, I will present a holographic dual theory for the D-dimensional O(N) vector model. The phase transition and critical behaviors of the model are reproduced through the holographic theory.
Date: 29/05/2010 - 9:45 am
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