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Springer Theses

Symmetries of Maldacena-Wilson Loops from Integrable String Theory

Authors: Münkler, Hagen

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D thesis by the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • Presents the discovery of a master symmetry for strings in general symmetric spaces
  • Enhances our understanding of infinite dimensional symmetries occurring in the AdS/CFT correspondence
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The book discusses hidden symmetries in the Anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) duality. This duality is a modern concept that asserts an exact duality between conformally invariant quantum field theories and string theories in higher dimensional Anti-de Sitter spaces, and in this way provides a completely new tool for the study of strongly coupled quantum field theories.

In this setting, the book focuses on the Wilson loop, an important observable in four-dimensional maximally supersymmetric gauge theory. The dual string description using minimal surfaces enables a systematic study of the hidden symmetries of the loop. The book presents major findings, including the discovery of a master symmetry for strings in general symmetric spaces, its relation to the Yangian symmetry algebra and its action on the minimal surfaces appearing in the dual string description of the Wilson loop. Moreover, it clarifies why certain symmetries are not present on the gauge theory side for purely bosonic Wilson loops and, lastly, how the supersymmetrization of the minimal surface problem for type IIB superstrings can be undertaken. As such, it substantially increases our understanding and use of infinite dimensional symmetries occurring in the AdS/CFT correspondence.

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03605-8
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03604-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Symmetries of Maldacena-Wilson Loops from Integrable String Theory
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03605-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03605-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03604-1
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 210
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Topics