Theoretical Physics Seminar: Jakub Vošmera

  • Date: –15:15
  • Location: Zoom
  • Lecturer: Jakub Vošmera (ETH)
  • Contact person: Luca Cassia
  • Seminarium

Title: D-branes in AdS_3 x S^3 x T^4 at k = 1 and their holographic duals

Abstract: Following the recent work of Eberhardt, Gaberdiel and Gopakumar, exact comparison between various quantities living on the two sides of the AdS/CFT duality has become a possibility. The goal of this talk will be to extend the existing holographic dictionary to include some non-perturbative vacua on both sides. I will start by reviewing the original, purely closed-string setup, giving arguments that string theory on AdS_3 x S^3 x T^4 with minimal k=1 NS-NS flux is exactly dual to the symmetric-product orbifold CFT with the T^4 as the seed. I will then construct various D-branes of this string theory and calculate their associated cylinder amplitudes. We will observe that these amplitudes match with the cylinder correlators of certain boundary states of the dual CFT, thus suggesting a direct correspondence between these boundary conditions. I will also show that the disk amplitudes of these D-branes localise to those points in the worldsheet moduli space where the worldsheet disk holomorphically covers the spacetime disk.