MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR
Exact Results in 5d Superconformal Theories with Gravity Duals


Nov
07
2012

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  • Speaker: Daniel Jafferis (Harvard University)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 11/07/2012
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Oskar Klein Conference Room (3481 Randall)

  • Description:

    I will explain how the S^5 partition function of 5d superconformal field theories with gravity duals may be computed in the large N limit. This involves applying the techniques of localization to non-renormalizable 5d Yang-Mills theories obtained by deformation of these SCFTs by a relevant operator. The result matches exactly the leading supergravity behavior of the holographic entanglement entropy in the dual AdS6 geometry in massive IIA.