Wilson loops in minimal surfaces

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The AdS/CFT correspondence suggests that the Wilson loop of the large N gauge theory with N = 4 supersymmetry in 4 dimensions is described by a minimal surface in AdS{sub 5} x S{sup 5}. The authors examine various aspects of this proposal, comparing gauge theory expectations with computations of minimal surfaces. There is a distinguished class of loops, which the authors call BPS loops, whose expectation values are free from ultra-violet divergence. They formulate the loop equation for such loops. To the extent that they have checked, the minimal surface in AdS{sub 5} x S{sup 5} gives a solution of ... continued below

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Drukker, Nadav; Gross, David J. & Ooguri, Hirosi April 27, 1999.

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The AdS/CFT correspondence suggests that the Wilson loop of the large N gauge theory with N = 4 supersymmetry in 4 dimensions is described by a minimal surface in AdS{sub 5} x S{sup 5}. The authors examine various aspects of this proposal, comparing gauge theory expectations with computations of minimal surfaces. There is a distinguished class of loops, which the authors call BPS loops, whose expectation values are free from ultra-violet divergence. They formulate the loop equation for such loops. To the extent that they have checked, the minimal surface in AdS{sub 5} x S{sup 5} gives a solution of the equation. The authors also discuss the zig-zag symmetry of the loop operator. In the N = 4 gauge theory, they expect the zig-zag symmetry to hold when the loop does not couple the scalar fields in the supermultiplet. They will show how this is realized for the minimal surface.

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  • Report No.: LBNL--43079
  • Report No.: UCB-PTH-99/11
  • Report No.: NSF-ITP-99-22
  • Report No.: hep-th/9904191
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/753038 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 753038
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702920

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Drukker, Nadav; Gross, David J. & Ooguri, Hirosi. Wilson loops in minimal surfaces, report, April 27, 1999; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702920/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.