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6d holographic anomaly match as a continuum limit

Cremonesi, Stefano; Tomasiello, Alessandro

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Alessandro Tomasiello


An infinite class of analytic AdS7 × S3 solutions has recently been found. The S3 is distorted into a “crescent roll” shape by the presence of D8-branes. These solutions are conjectured to be dual to a class of “linear quivers”, with a large number of gauge groups coupled to (bi-)fundamental matter and tensor fields. In this paper we perform a precise quantitative check of this correspondence, showing that the a Weyl anomalies computed in field theory and gravity agree. In the holographic limit, where the number of gauge groups is large, the field theory result is a quadratic form in the gauge group ranks involving the inverse of the AN Cartan matrix C. The agreement can be understood as a continuum limit, using the fact that C is a lattice analogue of a second derivative. The discrete data of the field theory, summarized by two partitions, become in this limit the continuous functions in the geometry. Conversely, the geometry of the internal space gets discretized at the quantum level to the discrete data of the two partitions.


Cremonesi, S., & Tomasiello, A. (2016). 6d holographic anomaly match as a continuum limit. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2016(05), Article 031.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 26, 2016
Online Publication Date May 5, 2016
Publication Date May 5, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 2, 2017
Publicly Available Date Feb 21, 2017
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2016
Issue 05
Article Number 031
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