Starts 17 Feb 2016 14:30
Ends 17 Feb 2016 18:00
Central European Time
ICTP
Leonardo Building - Euler Lecture Hall
Abstract: I will discuss the gravitational dual of a mass deformation of N=4 SYM, called N=2* SYM, on S^4. Using holographic techniques one can calculate the universal contribution to the corresponding free energy in the planar limit and at large 't Hooft coupling. The result matches the expression recently computed using supersymmetric localization in the field theory. This agreement provides a non-trivial precision test of holography in a non-conformal setting. I will also discuss the extension of these results to mass deformations of N=4 SYM with N=1 supersymmetry.