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The dual of nothing.

Balasubramanian, V. and Ross, S. F. (2002) 'The dual of nothing.', Physical review D : particles and fields., 66 (8). p. 86002.


We consider “bubbles of nothing” constructed by analytically continuing black hole solutions in anti–de Sitter space. These provide interesting examples of smooth time-dependent backgrounds which can be studied through the AdS/CFT correspondence. Our examples include bubbles constructed from Schwarzschild-AdS, Kerr-AdS and Reissner-Nordström AdS. The Schwarzschild bubble is dual to Yang-Mills theory on three-dimensional de Sitter space times a circle. We construct the boundary stress tensor of the bubble spacetime and relate it to the properties of field theory on de Sitter space.

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Date deposited:02 August 2010
Date of first online publication:October 2002
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