Holography as a gauge phenomenon in Higher Spin duality

  • Robert de Mello Koch
  • Antal Jevicki
  • João P. Rodrigues
  • Junggi Yoon
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


Employing the world line spinning particle picture. We discuss the appearance of several different ‘gauges’ which we use to gain a deeper explanation of the Collective/Gravity identification. We discuss transformations and algebraic equivalences between them. For a bulk identification we develop a ‘gauge independent’ representation where all gauge constraints are eliminated. This ‘gauge reduction’ of Higher Spin Gravity demonstrates that the physical content of 4D AdS HS theory is represented by the dynamics of an unconstrained scalar field in 6d. It is in this gauge reduced form that HS Theory can be seen to be equivalent to a 3 + 3 dimensional bi-local collective representation of CFT3.


Duality in Gauge Field Theories AdS-CFT Correspondence 1/N Expansion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert de Mello Koch
    • 2
  • Antal Jevicki
    • 1
  • João P. Rodrigues
    • 2
  • Junggi Yoon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBrown UniversityProvidenceU.S.A.
  2. 2.National Institute for Theoretical Physics, School of Physics and Centre for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of the WitwatersrandWitsSouth Africa

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