• Register
PhysicsOverflow is a next-generation academic platform for physicists and astronomers, including a community peer review system and a postgraduate-level discussion forum analogous to MathOverflow.

Welcome to PhysicsOverflow! PhysicsOverflow is an open platform for community peer review and graduate-level Physics discussion.

Please help promote PhysicsOverflow ads elsewhere if you like it.


New printer friendly PO pages!

Migration to Bielefeld University was successful!

Please vote for this year's PhysicsOverflow ads!

Please do help out in categorising submissions. Submit a paper to PhysicsOverflow!

... see more

Tools for paper authors

Submit paper
Claim Paper Authorship

Tools for SE users

Search User
Reclaim SE Account
Request Account Merger
Nativise imported posts
Claim post (deleted users)
Import SE post

Users whose questions have been imported from Physics Stack Exchange, Theoretical Physics Stack Exchange, or any other Stack Exchange site are kindly requested to reclaim their account and not to register as a new user.

Public \(\beta\) tools

Report a bug with a feature
Request a new functionality
404 page design
Send feedback


(propose a free ad)

Site Statistics

176 submissions , 139 unreviewed
4,330 questions , 1,659 unanswered
5,098 answers , 21,649 comments
1,470 users with positive rep
641 active unimported users
More ...

  "Dictionary" between QFTs in D and D-1 dimensions?

+ 3 like - 0 dislike

Considering Einstein equations, suppose, for instance, that the RHS, the stress-energy tensor, is uniquely due to the electromagnetic field. Now, if we imagine a quantized version of these Einstein equations, we have a quantum field theory in $D$ dimensions (here the quantum electromagnetic field) as "source" of a "quantum gravity" theory in $D$ dimensions, so we may consider these equations as a kind of "dictionary" between these two theories.

On an other way, there are some holographic dualities, which relates some quantum theory of gravity in a $D$ dimensional space with boundary, with some quantum field theory on the boundary ($D-1$ dimensions)

So, the question is, if, "skipping gravity", it is possible or not, and how, to directly relate the QFT in $D$ dimensions (source of gravity), and the other QFT (on the boundary) in $D-1$ dimensions.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-08-02 11:04 (UCT), posted by SE-user Trimok

asked Aug 2, 2014 in Theoretical Physics by Trimok (950 points) [ revision history ]
edited Aug 2, 2014 by Arnold Neumaier

Your answer

Please use answers only to (at least partly) answer questions. To comment, discuss, or ask for clarification, leave a comment instead.
To mask links under text, please type your text, highlight it, and click the "link" button. You can then enter your link URL.
Please consult the FAQ for as to how to format your post.
This is the answer box; if you want to write a comment instead, please use the 'add comment' button.
Live preview (may slow down editor)   Preview
Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
Anti-spam verification:
If you are a human please identify the position of the character covered by the symbol $\varnothing$ in the following word:
Then drag the red bullet below over the corresponding character of our banner. When you drop it there, the bullet changes to green (on slow internet connections after a few seconds).
To avoid this verification in future, please log in or register.

user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required

Your rights