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

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Ozakin, Arkadas I. (2004) RG-flows, AdS/CFT correspondence and stability of non-dilatonic branes. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-04272005-130936

Abstract

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
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-04272005-130936
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ID Code:1519
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
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Deposited On:27 Apr 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:38

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