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Constraints on Symmetries from Holography

Harlow, Daniel and Ooguri, Hirosi (2019) Constraints on Symmetries from Holography. Physical Review Letters, 122 (19). Art. No. 191601. ISSN 0031-9007. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190517-095643873

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Abstract

In this Letter we show that a set of old conjectures about symmetries in quantum gravity hold within the anti–de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence. These conjectures are that no global symmetries are possible, that internal gauge symmetries must come with dynamical objects that transform in all irreducible representations, and that internal gauge groups must be compact. These conjectures are not obviously true from a bulk perspective, they are nontrivial consequences of the nonperturbative consistency of the correspondence. More details of and background for these arguments are presented in an accompanying paper.


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https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.191601DOIArticle
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.05337arXivDiscussion Paper
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Ooguri, Hirosi0000-0001-6021-3778
Additional Information:© 2019 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 26 October 2018; revised manuscript received 24 January 2019; published 17 May 2019. D. H. is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Grants No. DE-SC0018944 and No. DE-SC0019127, the Simons Foundation as a member of the It from Qubit collaboration, and the MIT department of physics. H. O. is supported in part by U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-SC0011632, by the World Premier International Research Center Initiative, MEXT, Japan, by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C-26400240, and by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas 15H05895.
Group:Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0018944
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0019127
Simons FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
World Premier International Research Center InitiativeUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)UNSPECIFIED
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)C-26400240
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)15H05895
SCOAP3UNSPECIFIED
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