Large N field theories from superstrings
Abstract
These are introductory lectures on the correspondence between SU(N) gauge theories and Superstring Theory in antide Sitter geometries (AdS). The subject combines a number of different topics, including supersymmetric field theory, classical and quantum physics of black holes, string theory, string dualities, conformal field theories (CFT), and quantum field theory in antide Sitter spaces. We also discuss applications of this AdS/CFT correspondence to the large $N$ dynamics of pure QCD.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 August 2000
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/0008212
 Bibcode:
 2000hep.th....8212R
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 latex, 27 pages. Lectures at SILAFAE III, Cartagena, Colombia (april 2000)