AdS3 holography at dimension two

  • Stefano Giusto
  • Sami RawashEmail author
  • David Turton
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


Holography can provide a microscopic interpretation of a gravitational solution as corresponding to a particular CFT state: the asymptotic expansion in gravity encodes the expectation values of operators in the dual CFT state. Such a correspondence is particularly valuable in black hole physics. We study supersymmetric D1-D5-P black holes, for which recently constructed microstate solutions known as “superstrata” provide strong motivation to derive the explicit D1-D5 holographic dictionary for CFT operators of total dimension two. In this work we derive the explicit map between one-point functions of scalar chiral primaries of dimension (1, 1) and the asymptotic expansions of families of asymptotically AdS3 ×S3 × ℳ supergravity solutions, with ℳ either T4 or K3. We include all possible mixings between single-trace and multi-trace operators. We perform several tests of the holographic map, including new precision holographic tests of superstrata, that provide strong supporting evidence for the proposed dual CFT states.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Black Holes in String Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia “Galilei Galilei”Università di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.I.N.F.N. Sezione di PadovaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.Mathematical Sciences and STAG Research CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom

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