AdS/CFT correspondence and topological field theory

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

91 Scopus citations


In N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory on a four-manifold M, one can specify a discrete magnetic flux valued in H2(M, ℤN) This flux is encoded in the AdS/CFT correspondence in terms of a five-dimensional topological field theory with Chern-Simons action. A similar topological field theory in seven dimensions governs the space of "conformai blocks" of the six-dimensional (0, 2) conformal field theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)XXII-30
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • 1/N Expansion
  • String Duality
  • Topological Field Theories


Dive into the research topics of 'AdS/CFT correspondence and topological field theory'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this