Higher spin gauge theory and holography: The three-point functions

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In this paper we calculate the tree level three-point functions of Vasiliev's higher spin gauge theory in AdS 4 and find agreement with the correlators of the free field theory of N massless scalars in three dimensions in the O(N) singlet sector. This provides substantial evidence that Vasiliev theory is dual to the free field theory, thus verifying a conjecture of Klebanov and Polyakov. We also find agreement with the critical O(N) vector model, when the bulk scalar field is subject to the alternative boundary condition such that its dual operator has classical dimension 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • 1/N expansion
  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Models of quantum gravity


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