Document Type

Article

Date

9-15-2010

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

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.

Additional Information

v2: 8 pages, 2 figures. References added. Talk given at the 6th International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries (QTS6), Lexington, Kentucky, 20-25 Jul 2009 More information at http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.0529

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