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Precision Test of AdS₆/CFT₅ in Type IIB String Theory

Fluder, Martin and Uhlemann, Christoph F. (2018) Precision Test of AdS₆/CFT₅ in Type IIB String Theory. Physical Review Letters, 121 (17). Art. No. 171603. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.171603.

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Superconformal field theories (SCFTs) in dimensions greater than 4 have become an integral part in the general understanding of quantum field theory, with many interesting implications in lower dimensions. They are hard to define using traditional methods, but can be engineered in string theory. Recently, a large class of AdS/CFT dualities has been constructed for five-dimensional SCFTs, which further supports their existence and allows for quantitative studies. We confront these dualities with a decisive test. We obtain the partition functions and central charges in gauge theory deformations of the SCFTs and extrapolate the results to the conformal fixed points. In the appropriate large N limits, this precisely matches the AdS/CFT predictions, providing strong support for the proposed dualities.

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Alternate Title:Precision Test of AdS6/CFT5 in Type IIB String Theory
Additional Information:© 2018 Published by the American Physical Society. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP3. Received 4 August 2018; published 26 October 2018. We are grateful to Diego Rodríguez-Gómez for helpful discussions and comments. M. F. is supported by the David and Ellen Lee Postdoctoral Scholarship and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, under Award No. DE-SC0011632. C. F. U. is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-16-19926.
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