Towards a field-theory interpretation of bottom-up holography

  • V. P. J. Jacobs
  • S. Grubinskas
  • H. T. C. Stoof
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We investigate recent results for the electrical conductivity and the fermionic self-energy, obtained in a holographic bottom-up model for a relativistic charge-neutral conformal field theory. We present two possible field-theoretic derivations of these results, using either a semiholographic or a holographic point of view. In the semiholographic interpretation, we also show how, in general, the conductivity should be calculated in agreement with Ward identities. The resulting field-theory interpretation may lead to a better understanding of the holographic dictionary in applied AdS/CMT.


Effective field theories Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. J. Jacobs
    • 1
  • S. Grubinskas
    • 1
  • H. T. C. Stoof
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Physics and Center for Extreme Matter and Emergent PhenomenaUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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