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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Nuclear Physics B|
|State||Published - Apr 26 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics