The AdS/CFT correspondence

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see also D branes, Holography


by Clifford Johnson (CUP, 2003)

Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolution
by Leonard Susskind and James Lindsay (World Scientific Publishing, 2005)


Supersymmetric Gauge Theories and the AdS/CFT Correspondence
by Eric D'Hoker, Daniel Z. Freedman (hep-th/0201253, 145 pages, 14 figures)

Large N Field Theories, String Theory and Gravity
by O. Aharony, S.S. Gubser, J. Maldacena, H. Ooguri, Y. Oz (hep-th/9905111, 261 pages, 42 figures)
This is the canonical review of AdS/CFT. The gauge-theory perspective is emphasized, but many supergravity issues are also discussed.

Gauge/gravity duality
by Gary Horowitz and Joseph Polchinski (gr-qc/0602037, 20 pages)

The Gauge/String Correspondence Towards Realistic Gauge Theories
by Emiliano Imeroni (hep-th/0312070, 144 pages, 26 figure)

TASI 2003 Lectures on AdS/CFT
by Juan M. Maldacena (hep-th/0309246, 46 pages)
Maldacena's TASI lectures introduce the AdS/CFT correspondence and in particular the plane-wave limit.

Supergravity duals of supersymmetric four dimensional gauge theories
by F. Bigazzi, A. L. Cotrone, M. Petrini, A. Zaffaroni (hep-th/0303191, 85 pages, 1 figure)

Four Lectures On The Gauge/Gravity Correspondence
by M. Bertolini (hep-th/0303160, 84 pages, 7 figures)

Holographic Renormalization Group
by Masafumi Fukuma, So Matsuura, Tadakatsu Sakai (hep-th/0212314, 90 pages, 6 figures)

The non-AdS/non-CFT correspondence, or three different paths to QCD
by Ofer Aharony (hep-th/0212193, 27 pages)

Enumerative geometry and knot invariants
by Marcos Marino (hep-th/0210145, 69 pages, 13 figures)

Lecture Notes on Holographic Renormalization
by Kostas Skenderis (hep-th/0209067, 42 pages)

D-Branes on the Conifold and N=1 Gauge/Gravity Dualities
by Christopher P. Herzog, Igor R. Klebanov, Peter Ouyang (hep-th/0205100, 40 pages)

Rudiments of Holography
by Enrique Alvarez, Jorge Conde, Lorenzo Hernandez (hep-th/0205075, 60 pages)

Wilson loops in SYM theory: from weak to strong coupling
by Gordon W. Semenoff, K. Zarembo (hep-th/0202156, 32 pages, 5 figures)

TASI Lectures: Introduction to the AdS/CFT Correspondence
by Igor R. Klebanov (hep-th/0009139, 36 pages)
Klebanov provides a useful first introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Aspects of the Gauge Theory -- Gravity Correspondence
by Seif Randjbar-Daemi (hep-th/0004204, 20 pages, 5 figures)

Yang-Mills- and D-instantons
by A.V. Belitsky, S. Vandoren, P. van Nieuwenhuizen (hep-th/0004186, 62 pages)

Lattice Gauge Theories and the AdS/CFT Correspondence
by M. Caselle (hep-th/0003119, 80 pages, 6 figure)

What does the string/gauge correspondence teach us about Wilson loops?
by Jacob Sonnenschein (hep-th/0003032, 47 pages, 13 figures)

TASI Lectures on Branes, Black Holes and Anti-de Sitter Space
by M. J. Duff (hep-th/9912164, 122 pages)
Duff reviews the supergravity aspects of AdS/CFT.

N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory and the AdS/SCFT correspondence
by Stefano Kovacs (hep-th/9908171, 228 pages)

Large N gauge theories and AdS/CFT correspondence
by Paolo Di Vecchia (hep-th/9908148, 64 pages)

Anti-de Sitter Supersymmetry
by Bernard de Wit, Ivan Herger (hep-th/9908005, 23 pages)

Dynamics of D-brane Black Holes
by Steven S. Gubser (hep-th/9908004, 117 pages)

An introduction to AdS/CFT correspondence
by Paolo Di Vecchia (hep-th/9903007, 7 pages)

Introduction to the Maldacena Conjecture on AdS/CFT
by Jens L. Petersen (hep-th/9902131, 71 pages)

Two Lectures on the AdS/CFT Correspondence
by Michael R. Douglas, S. Randjbar-Daemi (hep-th/9902022)

From Threebranes to Large N Gauge Theories
by Igor R. Klebanov (hep-th/9901018, 20 pages)


The Large N Limit of Superconformal Field Theories and Supergravity
by Juan M. Maldacena (hep-th/9711200, 20 pages)
the original AdS/CFT paper

Gauge Theory Correlators from Non-Critical String Theory
by S.S. Gubser, I.R. Klebanov, A.M. Polyakov (hep-th/9802109, 15 pages)

Anti De Sitter Space And Holography
by Edward Witten (hep-th/9802150, 40 pages)