Wu, Xinkai (2004) Testing gauge/gravity duality: the eleven-dimensional PP-wave. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05252004-230238
The gauge/gravity duality in the interaction between M theory objects has taught us a lot about quantum gravity. The eleven-dimensional PP-wave background provides a new arena for exploring this duality beyond flat and almost flat, i.e., weakly curved, backgrounds. In this thesis we discuss the gauge theories that describe the dynamics of interacting M theory objects, the supergravity calculations that capture these dynamics, the comparison of the two sides, and various objects (such as gravitons and membranes) in the eleven-dimensional PP-wave background. We only consider the one-loop gauge theory and linearized supergravity approximations.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Subject Keywords:||M-theory; Matrix theory; supergravity|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||21 May 2004|
|Author Email:||xinkaiwu (AT) theory.caltech.edu|
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|Deposited On:||28 May 2004|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:46|
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