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Holographic description of boundary and interface CFTs

Presented by: 
M Gutperle University of California, Los Angeles
Date: 
Wednesday 21st March 2012 - 16:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
We review the construction of supergravity solutions in six dimensional supergravity which are preserve half the super symmetries of the AdS3 x S3 vacuum and give a realization of 2 dimensional interface CFTs of the Janus type. By relaxing the regularity conditions we enlarge the space of solutions to include two new half-BPS configurations, which we refer to as the cap and funnel. We present evidence that solutions which include caps can be used to give a holographic realization of boundary CFTs.
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