Exact results for five-dimensional superconformal field theories with gravity duals

Daniel L. Jafferis, Silviu S. Pufu

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We apply the technique of supersymmetric localization to exactly compute the S 5 partition function of several large N superconformal field theories in five dimensions that have AdS6 duals in massive type IIA supergravity. The localization computations are performed in the non-renormalizable effective field theories obtained through relevant deformations of the UV superconformal field theories. We compare the S 5 free energy to a holographic computation of entanglement entropy in the AdS6 duals and find perfect agreement. In particular, we reproduce the N 5/2 scaling of the S 5 free energy that was expected from supergravity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number32
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Extended Supersymmetry
  • Matrix Models
  • Supersymmetric gauge theory


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