Jun 3 – 7, 2024
Europe/Zurich timezone
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A Holographic Triptych at Large N

Jun 7, 2024, 12:00 PM
500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Nikolay Bobev (KU Leuven)


I will summarize recent results, obtained using supersymmetric localization, about the large N limit of path integrals of 3d SCFTs arising on the worldvolume of N M2-branes placed on compact Euclidean manifolds. The leading N^3/2 term in the large N expansion of these "free energies" receives 1/N, log(N), as well as exponentially suppressed corrections. I will describe how these corrections arise in the context of AdS/CFT and will show that in some instances they can be computed precisely and agree with the field theory results. The implications of these results for the physics of AdS_4 black holes and AdS_4 flux vacua in string and M-theory will also be discussed.

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