20-24 August 2018
Copenhagen University
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Quantum corrections to holographic Wilson loops

21 Aug 2018, 09:30
45m

Speaker

Konstantin Zarembo

Description

Area law for Wilson loops is one of the basic predictions of the AdS/CFT duality, valid at infinitely strong coupling. Going beyond the strict strong-coupling limit proved surprisingly difficult in this context, and quantum corrections had not been computed even for the simplest contours, such as the circular loop, until recently. I will describe the use of instanton calculus for Wilson loops in N=4 and N=2* SYM theories with the aim to compare the results with the exact predictions of localization.

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