Institutionen för fysik och astronomi

Quantum String Test of Nonconformal Holography


Authors: Xinyi Chen-Lin, Daniel Medina-Rincon and Konstantin Zarembo

Preprint  number: UUITP-06/17

We compute Luscher corrections to the effective string tension in the
Pilch-Warner background, holographically dual to N = 2‡* supersymmetric
Yang-Mills theory. The same quantity can be calculated directly
from field theory by solving the localization matrix model at large-N.
We find complete agreement between the field-theory predictions and
explicit string-theory calculation at strong coupling.