TY - JOUR

T1 - Twisted lattice supersymmetry and applications to AdS/CFT

AU - Catterall, Simon

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PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - I review recent approaches to constructing supersymmetric lattice theories focusing in particular on the concept of topological twisting. The latter technique is shown to expose a nilpotent, scalar supersymmetry which can be implemented exactly in the lattice theory. Using these ideas a lattice action for N = 4 super Yang-Mills in four dimensions can be written down which is gauge invariant, free of fermion doublers and respects one out of a total of 16 continuum supersymmetries. It is shown how these exact symmetries together with the large point group symmetry of the lattice strongly constrain the possible counterterms needed to renormalize the theory and hence determine how much residual fine tuning will be needed to restore all supersymmetries in the continuum limit. We report on progress to study these renormalization effects at one loop. We go on to give examples of applications of these supersymmetric lattice theories to explore the connections between gauge theories and gravity.

AB - I review recent approaches to constructing supersymmetric lattice theories focusing in particular on the concept of topological twisting. The latter technique is shown to expose a nilpotent, scalar supersymmetry which can be implemented exactly in the lattice theory. Using these ideas a lattice action for N = 4 super Yang-Mills in four dimensions can be written down which is gauge invariant, free of fermion doublers and respects one out of a total of 16 continuum supersymmetries. It is shown how these exact symmetries together with the large point group symmetry of the lattice strongly constrain the possible counterterms needed to renormalize the theory and hence determine how much residual fine tuning will be needed to restore all supersymmetries in the continuum limit. We report on progress to study these renormalization effects at one loop. We go on to give examples of applications of these supersymmetric lattice theories to explore the connections between gauge theories and gravity.

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M3 - Conference Article

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SN - 1824-8039

VL - 105

JO - Proceedings of Science

JF - Proceedings of Science

T2 - 28th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Lattice 2010

Y2 - 14 June 2010 through 19 June 2010

ER -