AdS/CFT and gravity

Steven S. Gubser

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The radiation-dominated k = 0 FRW cosmology emerges as the induced metric on a codimension one hypersurface of constant extrinsic curvature in the five-dimensional AdS-Schwarzschild solution. That we should get FRW cosmology in this way is an expected result from AdS/CFT in light of recent comments regarding the coupling of gravity to "boundary" conformai field theories. I remark on how this calculation bears on the understanding of the Randall-Sundrum "alternative to compactification." A generalization of the AdS/CFT prescription for computing Green's functions is suggested, and it is shown how gravity emerges from it with a strength G4=2G5 IL. Some upper bounds are set on the radius of curvature L of AdS5. One of them comes from estimating the rate of leakage of visible sector energy into the CFT. That rate is connected via a unitarity relation to deviations from Newton's force law at short distances. The best bound on L obtained in this paper comes from a match to the parameters of string theory. It is L-& 1 nm if the string scale is 1 GeV. Higher string scales imply a tighter bound on L.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number084017
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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