Toward precision holography in type IIA with Wilson loops

  • Jeremías Aguilera-Damia
  • Alberto Faraggi
  • Leopoldo A. Pando Zayas
  • Vimal Rathee
  • Guillermo A. SilvaEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We study the one-loop effective action of certain classical type IIA string configurations in AdS4 × 3. These configurations are dual to Wilson loops in the \( \mathcal{N}=6 \) U(N)k × U(N)k Chern-Simons theory coupled to matter whose expectation values are known via supersymmetric localization. We compute the one-loop effective actions using two methods: perturbative heat kernel techniques and full ζ-function regularization. We find that the result of the perturbative heat kernel method matches the field theory prediction at the appropriate order while the ζ-function approach seems to lead to a disagreement.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Wilson, ’t Hooft and Polyakov loops 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Física de La Plata - CONICET & Departamento de Física, UNLP C.C. 67La PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciencias Fisicas, Facultad de Ciencias ExactasUniversidad Andres BelloSantiagoChile
  3. 3.Leinweber Center for Theoretical Physics, Randall Laboratory of PhysicsThe University of MichiganAnn ArborU.S.A.
  4. 4.The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly

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