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Durham University

Centre for Particle Theory

Research Staff

Publication details for Paul Heslop

Aprile, Francesco, Drummond, James, Heslop, Paul & Paul, Hynek (2018). Double-trace spectrum of N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory at strong coupling. Physical Review D 98(12): 126008.

Author(s) from Durham


The spectrum of IIB supergravity on AdS5 × S5 contains a number of bound states described by long
double-trace multiplets in N ¼ 4 super Yang-Mills theory at large ‘t Hooft coupling. At large N these states
are degenerate and to obtain their anomalous dimensions as expansions in 1
N2 one has to solve a mixing
problem. We conjecture a formula for the leading anomalous dimensions of all long double-trace operators
which exhibits a large residual degeneracy whose structure we describe. Our formula can be related to
conformal Casimir operators which arise in the structure of leading discontinuities of supergravity loop
corrections to four-point correlators of half-BPS operators.