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  What role does SUSY play in gauge/gravity duality?

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This question arises in my project of finding the conformal field theory dual to the bosonic part of the Yang-Mills theory, i.e. non-supersymmetric large $N$ YM theory. Supersymmetry is a constant setup in most of AdS/CFT solutions, but I wonder if SUSY is absolutely necessary for the duality? By focusing on the bosonic spectrum in the correspondence and neglecting the fermions, can gauge/gravity duality be established without SUSY? (I'm not against SUSY, but calculations will be much easier without it.)

References:

  1. http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9901101, old paper from Klebanov and Tseytlin about non-SUSY CFT dual to type 0 string theory in AdS_5xS_5;

  2. http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207076, non-SUSY deformation of AdS/CFT showing correspondence without SUSY;

  3. http://arxiv.org/abs/0806.4068, non-SUSY CFT dual to 11D gravity M-theory (ABJM)

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2018-09-23 14:25 (UTC), posted by SE-user whitejet
asked Sep 21 in Theoretical Physics by whitejet (15 points) [ no revision ]
Hmm, your project is to find the gravity dual of pure YM? And after that, you collect the million dollar prize?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2018-09-23 14:25 (UTC), posted by SE-user Thomas
"calculations will be much easier without it" .. What sort of calculations? Sometimes susy is all that makes a calculation possible.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2018-09-23 14:25 (UTC), posted by SE-user Mitchell Porter

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