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, Volume 52, Issue 3–4, pp 195–202 | Cite as

The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Holographic QCD

  • Joshua ErlichEmail author


Holographic QCD is an extra-dimensional approach to modeling QCD resonances and their interactions. Holographic models encode information about chiral symmetry breaking, Weinberg sum rules, vector meson dominance, and other phenomenological features of QCD. There are two complementary approaches to holographic model building: a top–down approach which begins with string-theory brane configurations, and a bottom–up approach which is more phenomenological. In this talk I will describe the AdS/CFT correspondence, which motivates Holographic QCD, and the techniques used to build holographic models of QCD and to calculate observables in those models. I will also discuss an intriguing lightcone approach to Holographic QCD discovered by Brodsky and De Teramond.


Gauge Theory Chiral Symmetry Chiral Symmetry Breaking Holographic Model Chiral Condensate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA

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