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Maldacena conjecture

  1. Oct 19, 2003 #1
    "Maldacena conjecture"

    Does somebody here believe that the Maldacena conjecture is true?
    Here's a lecture of 55 minutes in RealPlayer explaining the conjecture:
    http://www.wlap.org/umich/mctp/workshops/2003/may/20030508-03/
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2003 #2
    Do you know a simple explanation of the maldacena conjecture?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2003 #3
    The technical statement that I've found is (literally):
    "There's an isomorphism between N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in d=4 and "string theory on AdS5XS5""
    Roughly, it means that string theory living in a 5-dimensional anti-deSitter space can be described by a Yang-Mills theory living in the boundary of the anti-deSitter space
    The simplest description is to say that Maldacena conjecture is a version of the holographic principle
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2003
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