Balasubramanian, Vijay and Gimon, Eric and Minic, Djordje (2000) Consistency conditions for holographic duality. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2000 (5). Art. No. 014. ISSN 11266708. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20111117094337995

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Abstract
We show that if the beta functions of a field theory are given by the gradient of a certain potential on the space of couplings, a gravitational background in one more dimension can express the renormalization group (RG) flow of the theory. The field theory beta functions and the gradient flow constraint together reconstruct the secondorder spacetime equations of motion. The RG equation reduces to the conventional gravitational computation of the spacetime quasilocal stress tensor, and a ctheorem holds true as a consequence of the Raychaudhuri equation. Conversely, under certain conditions, if the RG evolution of a field theory possesses a monotonic cfunction, the flow of couplings can be expressed in terms of a higherdimensional gravitational background.
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Additional Information:  © 2000 IOP Publishing. Received: April 22, 2000, Accepted: May 4, 2000. We have benefitted from discussions with M. Douglas, P. Hořava, P. Kraus, S. Shenker, E. Verlinde, H. Verlinde, N. Warner, E. Witten, and, particularly, J. de Boer and R. Gopakumar. V.B. was supported by the Harvard Society of Fellows, the Milton Fund of Harvard University, and NSF grant NSFPHY9802709. E.G. was supported by DOE grant DEFG0392ER40701. D.M. was supported by DOE grant DEFG0384ER40168. V.B. is grateful to the University of Chicago and UCLA where part of this work was completed. D.M. enjoyed the hospitality of the University of Illinois at Chicago during this project. Recent work which overlaps with the content of this paper appears in [35].  
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Subject Keywords:  renormalization regularization and renormalons; AdSCFT correspondance  
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Official Citation:  1.Consistency conditions for holographic duality Vijay Balasubramanian et al JHEP05(2000)014  
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