I am about to begin my PhD in the applications of duality and holographic techniques to open problems in condensed matter physics. An area often called AdS/CMT. Having seen some relevant reviews, I realize that it is easy to find some nice descriptions and discussions concerning how holography is used to tackle such issues, i.e. holographic superconductors etc. However, in most such reviews the origin of the correspondence is only at best motivated, lacking any detailed discussion. I would like to ask your opinion about which two or three seminal papers regarding AdS/CFT should I focus on, in order to gain a deeper understanding on how the original correspondence was formulated on the first place. Brief remarks together with your suggestions are more than welcome.
This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-05 14:39 (UCT), posted by SE-user Cala