Studies in the field theory - quantum gravity correspondence

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dc.contributor.author Gwyn, Rhiannon
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-14T13:28:13Z
dc.date.available 2006-02-14T13:28:13Z
dc.date.issued 2006-02-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/192
dc.description Master of Science - Science en
dc.description.abstract The giant graviton part of the AdS/CFT dictionary is expanded from consideration of N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory with U(N) gauge group to the case of an SU(N) gauge group. Candidate duals to giant gravitons for the U(N) case were found by Corley, Jevicki and Ramgoolam [4] to be Schur polynomials of the Lie algebra. In this dissertation, computational generalisation of the U(N) result is achieved, and a set of linearly independent operators in one-to-one correspondence with the half-BPS representations of the SU(N) gauge theory given. These tools allow the rst elucidation of bulk and boundary degrees of freedom via the dual eld theory, exploiting the usefulness of giant gravitons as probes of the geometry. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject field theory en
dc.subject quantum en
dc.subject gravity en
dc.title Studies in the field theory - quantum gravity correspondence en
dc.type Thesis en


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