• On the GKP Vacuum in Gauge/Gravity Correspondences
  • Piscaglia, Simone <1984>


  • FIS/02 Fisica teorica, modelli e metodi matematici


  • Within the framework of the AdS5/CFT4 correspondence, the GKP string living on a AdS5 x S5 background finds a counterpart in the anti-ferromagnetic vacuum state for the spin chain, fruitfully employed to investigate the dual N=4 SYM superconformal gauge theory. The thesis mainly deals with the excitations over such a vacuum: dispersion relations and scattering matrices are computed, moreover a set of Asymptotic Bethe Ansatz equations is formulated. Furthermore, the survey of the GKP vacuum within the AdS4/CFT3 duality between a string theory on AdS4 x CP 3 and N=6 Chern-Simons reveals intriguing connections relating the latter to N=4 SYM, in a peculiar high spin limit.


  • 2014-03-07


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Piscaglia, Simone (2014) On the GKP Vacuum in Gauge/Gravity Correspondences, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Fisica , 26 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/6228.