Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai
Phone:+49 331 567-7216Fax:+49 331 567-7297

Homepage of Hermann Nicolai

Prof. Stefan Theisen
Phone:+49 331 567-7314Fax:+49 331 567 7297

Infinite-Dimensional Symmetries, Gauge/String Theories & Dualities

A project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation involving the AEI, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, and the Yerevan Physics Institute in Armenia.

The main task of the project is to apply results for higher spin interactions obtained by our group during last three years to a better understanding of AdS/CFT correspondence in the following few affordable cases: More precise understanding of the AdS4=CFT3 correspondence in the case of loop on the bulk using own previous general results in the cubic interaction of the higher spin gauge theories. Investigation of the possible geometrical structures for the higher- spin gauge fields in the AdS background. Derivation of the unknown couplings of AdS higher spin theory dual to the O(N) critical vector model. Derivation of the three and four point function of the critical O(N) vector model from AdS higher spin field theory using couplings constructed in the previous works and the higher spin bulk-to-bulk propagators constructed earlier.

Participating Institutions:

  • Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam-Golm (H. Nicolai, S. Theisen)
  • Technical University Kaiserslautern, Physics Department (W. Rühl)
  • Yerevan Physics Institute Armenia, Theoretical Physics Department (R. Manvelyan, R. Poghossian, R. Mkrtchyan

Duration of the project: 01.09.2012 - 31.08.2015

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