From Gravity to Thermal Gauge Theories: The AdS/CFT Correspondence

The AdS/CFT Correspondence

  • Eleftherios Papantonopoulos

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 828)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to the AdS/CFT Correspondence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christos Charmousis
      Pages 3-26
    3. George Siopsis
      Pages 27-56
    4. Philip C. Argyres
      Pages 57-75
  3. Holography and the AdS/CFT Correspondence

    1. Front Matter
    2. U. Gursoy, E. Kiritsis, Liuba Mazzanti, G. Michalogiorgakis, Francesco Nitti
      Pages 79-146
    3. Romuald A. Janik
      Pages 147-181
    4. Veronika E. Hubeny
      Pages 183-203
    5. Jiro Soda
      Pages 235-270
  4. Condensed Matter and the AdS/CFT Correspondence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Subir Sachdev
      Pages 273-311
    3. Gary T. Horowitz
      Pages 313-347
    4. Matthias Kaminski
      Pages 349-393
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 423-425

About this book


The AdS/CFT correspondence is a powerful tool in studying strongly coupled phenomena in gauge field theories, using results from a weakly coupled gravity background studied in the realm of string theory. AdS/CFT was first successfully applied to the study of phenomena such as the quark-gluon plasma produced in heavy ions collisions. Soon it was realized that its applicability can be extended, in a more phenomenological approach, to condensed matter systems and to systems described by fluid dynamics.

 The set of tutorial reviews in this volume is intended as an introduction to and survey of the principle of the AdS/CFT correspondence in its field/string theoretic formulation, its applicability to holographic QCD and to heavy ions collisions, and to give a first account of processes in fluid dynamics and condensed matter physics, which can be studied with the use of this principle.

 Written by leading researchers in the field and cast into the form of a high-level but approachable multi-author textbook, this volume will be of benefit to all postgraduate students, and newcomers from neighboring disciplines wishing to find a comprehensive guide for their future research.


AdS/CFT Anti De Sitter Black Holes Kalb-Ramond superconductivity Quark gluon plasma conformal field theory holographic QCD holographic superconductor

Editors and affiliations

  • Eleftherios Papantonopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept.PhysicsNational Technical UniversityAthensGreece

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