SES # | TOPICS |
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1 | What you need to know about string theory |
2 | D3-branes at small and large coupling |
3 | AdS/CFT from scratch, no strings |
4 | What holds up the throat? |
5 | How to defend yourself from a supersymmetric field theory |
6 | About the N = 4 SYM theory |
7 | Big picture of correspondence; strings and strong interactions |
8 | ’t Hooft counting |
9 | Scale and conformal invariance in field theory |
10 | CFT in D > 2 (cont.) |
11 | Geometry of AdS |
12 | Geometry of AdS (cont.); Poincaré patch; wave equation in AdS |
13 | Masses of fields and dimensions of operators; BF-allowed tachyons |
14 | How to compute two-point correlators of scalar operators |
15 | Preview of real-time issues; two-point functions in momentum space (cont.); more on low-mass^{2} fields in AdS |
16 | Three-point functions, anomalies; expectation values |
17 | Wilson loops |
18 | Wilson loops (cont.) |
19 | Pointlike probes of the bulk; Baryons and branes in AdS; ‘Non-spherical horizons’ |
20 | Brief survey of other examples of the correspondence (M2, M5, D1-D5, Dp, branes at singularities); a model of confinement |
21 | Confinement (cont.): how to measure the spectrum, proof of mass gap |
22 | Black hole mechanics, classical and quantum |
23 | AdS black holes and thermal gauge theory; equation of state, free energy and stress tensor |
24 | Hawking effect for interacting field theories and BH thermodynamics |
25 | AdS black holes and thermal gauge theory: Polyakov-Susskind loop, screening, quasinormal modes, Hawking-page transition |
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