We study correlation functions of Wilson loops and local operators in a sub-sector of N=4 SYM which preserves two supercharges. Localization arguments allow to map the problem to a calculation in bosonic two-dimensional Yang-Mills theory. In turn, this can be reduced to computing correlators in certain Gaussian multi-matrix models. We focus on the correlation function of a Wilson loop and two local operators, and solve the corresponding three-matrix model exactly in the planar limit. We compare the strong coupling behavior to string theory in AdS 5 × S 5, finding precise agreement. We pay particular attention to the case in which the local operators have large R-charge J∼√λ at strong coupling.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- 1/N Expansion
- AdS-CFT Correspondence
- Strong Coupling Expansion