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Phase transitions in symmetric orbifold CFTs and universality

Keller, Christoph A. (2011) Phase transitions in symmetric orbifold CFTs and universality. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011 (3). Art. No. 114. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2011)114.

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Since many thermodynamic properties of black holes are universal, the thermodynamics of their holographic duals should be universal too. We show how this universality is exhibited in the example of symmetric orbifolds of general two dimensional CFTs. We discuss the free energies and phase diagrams of such theories and show that they are indeed universal in the large N limit. We also comment on the implications of our results for the classification of CFTs that can have an interpretation as holographic duals to gravity theories on AdS_3.

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Keller, Christoph A.0000-0003-2592-2012
Additional Information:© 2011 SISSA. Published for SISSA by Springer. Received: February 4, 2011; Accepted: March 11, 2011; Published: March 23, 2011. It is a pleasure to thank Costas Bachas and Jan Troost for initial collaboration on this project. I would also like to thank Miranda Cheng, Terry Gannon, Amit Giveon, Sean Hartnoll, Alex Maloney, Shiraz Minwalla, Shlomo Razamat and Andy Strominger for helpful discussions, and Alex Maloney and Matthias Gaberdiel for useful remarks on the draft. My research is supported by a John A. McCone Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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Subject Keywords:Black Holes in String Theory; AdS-CFT Correspondence; Conformal and W Symmetry
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