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  QFT background needed for AdS/CFT integrability

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Apologies if this type of question isn't permitted.

I'm very interested in integrability in the context of AdS/CFT. I'm starting my Masters soon in a very GATIS-involved institute and would like to revise and master as much of the QFT I previously learned as possible.

My previous exposure to QFT was a two semester course covering roughly the first 7 chapters of Peskin and a little of chapter 10. I could turn the crank and calculate things but did not feel like I properly understood QFT. I am remedying that now.

In order to start understanding AdS/CFT integrability papers, how much of a background in QFT is necessary? I of course need to learn path integrals, Yang-Mills theory, SUSY, what other topics are required? Can I ignore things like QCD?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2015-08-23 09:52 (UTC), posted by SE-user ryanp16

asked Aug 19, 2015 in Resources and References by ryanp16 (90 points) [ revision history ]
recategorized Aug 30, 2015 by Arnold Neumaier

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More important than QCD is to learn the integrability side. Look at the various flavors of Bethe Ansatz ( coordinate, thermodynamic, algebraic ).

answered Aug 24, 2015 by A Husain [ no revision ]

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