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RG-Flows, AdS/CFT Correspondence and Stability of Non-Dilatonic Branes


Ozakin, Arkadas Inan (2004) RG-Flows, AdS/CFT Correspondence and Stability of Non-Dilatonic Branes. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/DQKG-HY63.


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.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Gubser, Steven Scott
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Gubser, Steven Scott (chair)
  • Wise, Mark B.
  • Preskill, John P.
  • Schwarz, John H.
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
Last Modified:21 Jan 2021 01:06

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