Conformal anomaly of submanifold observables in AdS/CFT correspondence

C. Robin Graham, Edward Witten

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We analyze the conformal invariance of submanifold observables associated with k-branes in the AdS/CFT correspondence. For odd k, the resulting observables are conformally invariant, and for even k, they transform with a conformal anomaly that is given by a local expression which we analyze in detail for k = 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-64
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 26 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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