Seminar Balt van Rees

Speaker: 
Balt van Rees
Affiliation: 
UvA, Amsterdam
Title: 
Topologically Massive Gravity and the AdS/CFT Correspondence
Abstract: 

We set up the AdS/CFT correspondence for topologically massive gravity (TMG) in three dimensions. The appropriate fall off conditions at infinity are derived by solving asymptotically the non-linear field equations. We discuss in detail the asymptotic structure of the field equations, determine the map between bulk fields and CFT operators, obtain the appropriate counterterms needed for holographic renormalization and compute holographically one- and two-point functions at and away from the 'chiral point' (mu = 1). The 2-point functions at the chiral point are those of a logarithmic CFT (LCFT).

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 16:00 - 17:00