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A Comment on Nonsupersymmetric Fixed Points and Duality at large N

Berkooz, Micha and Kapustin, Anton (1999) A Comment on Nonsupersymmetric Fixed Points and Duality at large N. Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 3 (3). pp. 479-494. ISSN 1095-0761. doi:10.4310/ATMP.1999.v3.n3.a2.

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We review some of the problems associated with deriving field theoretic results from nonsupersymmetric AdS, focusing on how to control the behavior of the field theory along the flat directions. We discuss an example in which the origin of the moduli space remains a stable vacuum at finite N, and argue that it corresponds to an interacting CFT in three dimensions. Associated to this fixed point is a statement of nonsupersymmetric duality. Because 1/N corrections may change the global picture of the RG flow, the statement of duality is much weaker than in the supersymmetric case.

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Additional Information:© 2000 International Press. We would like to thank O. Aharony, S. Kachru, E. Silverstein, and M. Strassler for useful discussions. The work of MB is supported by NSF grant PHY-9513835. The work of AK is supported by DOE grant DE-FG02-90ER40542.
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