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Spectrum of Large N Gauge Theory from Supergravity

Horowitz, Gary T. and Ooguri, Hirosi (1998) Spectrum of Large N Gauge Theory from Supergravity. Physical Review Letters, 80 (19). pp. 4116-4118. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.80.4116.

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Recently, Maldacena proposed that the large N limit of the N=4 supersymmetric gauge theory in four dimensions with U(N) gauge group is dual to the type IIB superstring theory on AdS_5 ×S^5. We use this proposal to study the spectrum of the large N gauge theory on R×S^3 in a low energy regime. We find that the spectrum is discrete and evenly spaced, and the number of states at each energy level is smaller than the one predicted by the naive extrapolation of the Bekenstein-Hawking formula to the low energy regime. We also show that the gauge theory describes a region of spacetime behind the horizon as well as the region in front.

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Additional Information:© 1998 The American Physical Society. Received 26 February 1998. We thank Juan Maldacena for discussions. The research of G. H. is supported in part by NSF Grant No. PHY95-07065. The research of H. O. is supported in part by NSF Grant No. PHY95-14797, DOE Grant No. DE-AC03-76SF00098, and NSF Grant No. PHY94-07194 through the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC03-76SF00098
Issue or Number:19
Classification Code:PACS numbers: 11.25.Hf, 04.65.+e, 04.70.Dy, 11.15.Pg
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