19.05.2011 (Thursday)

Three-Point Functions and Integrability in AdS/CFT: Weak/strong coupling match

Regular Seminar Nikolay Gromov (KCL)

14:00 QMW
room 208

We compute three-point functions of single trace operators in planar N = 4 SYM. We consider the limit where one of the operators is much smaller than the other two. We find a precise match between weak and strong coupling in the Frolov-Tseytlin classical limit for a very general class of classical solutions. To achieve this match we clarify the issue of back-reaction and identify precisely which three-point functions are captured by a classical computation.