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The Spectrum of Light States in Large N Minimal Models

Gaberdiel, Matthias; Gopakumar, Rajesh; Rangamani, Mukund

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Matthias Gaberdiel

Rajesh Gopakumar

Mukund Rangamani


WN,k minimal models possess an interesting class of ‘light’ primaries which control much of the low energy density of states in the large N ’t Hooft limit. In this paper we conduct a detailed exploration of their distribution using a combination of numerical and analytical techniques. We also make some observations about the density of states of the full CFT. Our results appear to support the contention that there is no finite temperature analogue of the Hawking-Page transition in these systems.


Gaberdiel, M., Gopakumar, R., & Rangamani, M. (2014). The Spectrum of Light States in Large N Minimal Models. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014(1),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 22, 2014
Deposit Date Mar 29, 2014
Publicly Available Date Mar 31, 2014
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2014
Issue 1
Keywords Field Theories in Lower Dimensions, Gauge-gravity correspondence, Conformal and W Symmetry.


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