Holography for field theory solitons

Sophia K. Domokos, Andrew Royston

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We extend a well-known D-brane construction of the AdS/dCFT correspondence to non-abelian defects. We focus on the bulk side of the correspondence and show that there exists a regime of parameters in which the low-energy description consists of two approximately decoupled sectors. The two sectors are gravity in the ambient spacetime, and a six-dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. The Yang-Mills theory is defined on a rigid AdS4 × S2 background and admits sixteen supersymmetries. We also consider a one-parameter deformation that gives rise to a family of Yang-Mills theories on asymptotically AdS4 × S2 spacetimes, which are invariant under eight supersymmetries. With future holographic applications in mind, we analyze the vacuum structure and perturbative spectrum of the Yang-Mills theory on AdS4 × S2, as well as systems of BPS equations for finite-energy solitons. Finally, we demonstrate that the classical Yang-Mills theory has a consistent truncation on the two-sphere, resulting in maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills on AdS4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number65
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2017
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Yang-Mills theory
holography
solitary waves
supersymmetry
sectors
gravitation
vacuum
energy
defects
approximation

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In: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2017, No. 7, 65, 01.07.2017.

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