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A Einstein manifolds as asymptotic background spacetimes in Type IIB string theory

  1. May 31, 2017 #1
    On page 30 of the notes (https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.00007) by Veronika Hubeny on The AdS/CFT correspondence, we find the following:

    So far, we have been describing just one particular case of the AdS/CFT duality, namely (3.3). There are however many ways in which the correspondence can be extended and generalized. The earliest and most immediate one was to consider different number of dimensions, i.e. to describe a dual of a gravitational theory on ##AdS_{d+1}## (times a compact manifold) in terms of a ##d##-dimensional CFT, on which we elaborate below. Another straightforward type of generalization constitutes starting with (3.3) and deforming both sides in a controlled way. If we add extra terms to the Lagrangian, the gauge theory is no longer conformal; it will undergo renormalization group flow (which gives an effective description at a given energy by integrating out the higher-energy degrees of freedom). This is directly mimicked by the behavior of the bulk geometry in the radial direction. Depending on the type of deformation, we can get quite a rich set of possibilities, including ones where the low-energy physics is confining, massive, chiral symmetry breaking, etc. One can also replace the ##S^5## by any other Einstein manifold or a quotient of the ##S^5##, which gives rise to more complicated gauge theories. More interestingly, one can even consider different asymptotics.

    Are ##AdS_{5}\times S^{5}## and ##S^{5}## Einstein manifolds?

    Do only Einstein manifolds and quotients of Einstein manifolds qualify as the asymptotic background spacetimes on which you can define a Type IIB string theory?
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  3. Jun 5, 2017 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
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