The strongest version of the gauge/gravity duality conjecture relates the 1/N correction in super Yang-Mills theory and the quantum correction in superstring theory. We perform a quantitative test of this conjecture at finite temperature, by studying the D0-brane matrix quantum mechanics and the black zero-brane in type IIA superstring theory. We find good agreement, which strongly suggests that the super Yang-Mills theory does provide us with a nonperturbative formulation of quantum gravity through the gauge/gravity duality.
Fortschritte der Physik
- Pub Date:
- September 2014
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- High Energy Physics - Lattice;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- Numerical data suggests the answer is yes. Talk at Workshop on Noncommutative Field Theory and Gravity, 13th Hellenic School and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity, at the Corfu Summer Institute, Greece, on Sept 10, 2013. A short and easy introduction for hep-lat/hep-ph people and students