The holographic supersymmetric Casimir energy

Pietro Benetti Genolini, Davide Cassani, Dario Martelli, James Sparks

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We consider a general class of asymptotically locally AdS_5 solutions of minimal gauged supergravity, that are dual to superconformal field theories on curved backgrounds S^1 x M_3 preserving two supercharges. We demonstrate that standard holographic renormalization corresponds to a scheme that breaks supersymmetry. We propose new boundary terms that restore supersymmetry, and show that for smooth solutions with topology S^1 x R^4 the improved on-shell action reproduces both the supersymmetric Casimir energy and the field theory BPS relation between charges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)021902-1-021902-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2017


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  • Holographic renormalization and supersymmetry

    Genolini, P. B., Cassani, D., Martelli, D. & Sparks, J., 27 Feb 2017, (E-pub ahead of print) In: JHEP. 2017, 2, 72 p., 132.

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