Gauge theory duals of black hole-black string transitions of gravitational theories on a circle

Simon M Catterall, Anosh Joseph, Toby Wiseman

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We study the black hole-black string phase transitions of gravitational theories compactified on a circle using the holographic duality conjecture. The gauge theory duals of these theories are maximally supersymmetric and strongly coupled 1 + 1 dimensional SU(N) Yang-Mills theories compactified on a circle, in the large N limit. We perform the strongly coupled finite temperature gauge theory calculations on a lattice, using the recently developed exact lattice supersymmetry methods based on topological twisting and orbifolding. The spatial Polyakov line serves as relevant order parameter of the confinement- deconfinement phase transitions in the gauge theory duals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012022
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


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