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MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR | Exact Results in 5d Superconformal Theories with Gravity Duals

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
5:00 AM
Oskar Klein Conference Room (3481 Randall)

I will explain how the S^5 partition function of 5d superconformal field theories with gravity duals may be computed in the large N limit. This involves applying the techniques of localization to non-renormalizable 5d Yang-Mills theories obtained by deformation of these SCFTs by a relevant operator. The result matches exactly the leading supergravity behavior of the holographic entanglement entropy in the dual AdS6 geometry in massive IIA.

Daniel Jafferis (Harvard University)