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RG-flows, AdS/CFT correspondence and stability of non-dilatonic branes


Ozakin, Arkadas I. (2004) RG-flows, AdS/CFT correspondence and stability of non-dilatonic branes. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


The possibility of having multiple renormalization group (RG) flows (one of which is supersymmetric) between two fixed points is investigated in the context of anti de Sitter / conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence. An analysis of a toy-model potential suggests that such flows are likely to exist. Superpotential methods are used in the context of finite temperature AdS/CFT to derive a black brane solution which approximates various finite temperature RG-flows in AdS/CFT near the horizon. This solution is also used in formulating a notion of univerality classes of instabilities of black braves. Instabilities of D3, M2 and M5-branes are investigated numerically, and the results confirm the predictions of the proposal of universality classes.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Goldreich, Peter Martin (advisor)
  • Wise, Mark B. (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Wise, Mark B.
  • Schwarz, John H.
  • Preskill, John P.
  • Gubser, Steven (chair)
Defense Date:1 January 2004
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-04272005-130936
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ID Code:1519
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Deposited On:27 Apr 2005
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