14.05.2020 (Thursday)

An exact AdS/CFT duality (please email p.agarwal AT qmul.ac.uk for the zoom link)

Regular Seminar Matthias Gaberdiel (ETH Zurich)

14:00 QMW
room Zoom

String theory on AdS3 x S3 x T4 with one unit of NS-NS flux is argued to be exactly dual to the symmetric orbifold of T4 in the large N limit. The string theory background can be described in terms of a solvable world-sheet theory. This allows one to compute the complete single-string spacetime spectrum and thereby demonstrate that it agrees with the that of the symmetric orbifold of T4. Furthermore, the structure of the symmetric orbifold correlators can be reproduced from the world-sheet perspective.