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Balasubramanian, Vijay & Ross, Simon F. (2002). The dual of nothing. Physical Review D 66(8): 086002.

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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.