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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Publication details for Professor Emeritus Paul Mansfield

Mansfield, Paul & Nolland, David (2000). Order 1/N2 test of the Maldacena conjecture: cancellation of the one-loop Weyl anomaly. Physics Letters B 495(3-4): 435-439.

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We test the Maldacena conjecture for type IIB string theory / Yang–Mills by calculating the one-loop corrections in the bulk theory to the Weyl anomaly of the boundary CFT when the latter is coupled to a Ricci flat metric. The contributions cancel within each supermultiplet, in agreement with the conjecture.