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Lovelock gravity and the AdS/CFT correspondence

Grant number: 14/07840-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Diego Trancanelli
Grantee:Anderson Seigo Misobuchi
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The scope of this proposal is to investigate higher curvature corrections in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence. These are in principle dictated by string theory and would correspond, on the gauge theory side of the duality, to finite N and finite lambda corrections. Our philosophy will be to consider a simple setting where such corrections are under good computational control, namely Lovelock theories of gravity. Lovelock gravities are a simple higher curvature extension of Einstein relativity in space-time dimensions higher than 4. These theories have several nice features: having second order equations for the metric they are free of pathologies and, moreover, admit a wealth of black hole solutions with and without AdS boundary conditions. In this proposal we describe a research project, which will constitute the main result of the student's M.Sc. dissertation. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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JAHNKE, VIKTOR; MISOBUCHI, ANDERSON SEIGO; TRANCANELLI, DIEGO. Holographic renormalization and anisotropic black branes in higher curvature gravity. Journal of High Energy Physics, n. 1, . (14/07840-7, 14/01805-5, 13/02775-0)
JAHNKE, VIKTOR; MISOBUCHI, ANDERSON SEIGO. Probing strongly coupled anisotropic plasmas from higher curvature gravity. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, v. 76, n. 6, . (14/01805-5, 14/07840-7)
Academic Publications
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MISOBUCHI, Anderson Seigo. Lovelock gravity and the AdS/CFT correspondence. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física (IF/SBI) São Paulo.

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