Special Issue "Holographic Principle and Its Application"


A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kazuharu Bamba
Leading Graduate School Promotion Center, Ochanomizu University, 2-1-1 Ohtsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610, Japan
E-Mail: bamba.kazuharu@ocha.ac.jp
Phone: +81 3 5978 5775
Fax: +81 3 5978 5776
Interests: modified theories of gravity; dark energy; cosmology; particle-theory and field-theory models of the early universe; electric and magnetic fields; quantum aspects of black holes, evaporation, thermodynamics

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Oleg Lunin
Department of Physics, University at Albany, Albany, NY, 12222, USA
E-Mail: olunin@albany.edu
Phone: +1 518 442 4539
Interests: gauge/gravity duality; string theory; quantum properties of black holes; physics of strong interactions; supergravity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Holographic principle, which is inspired by the expression for the entropy of black holes, states that in theories with gravity, physics of any region of space is encoded in the information on the boundary of this region. The general idea of holography found a specific realization in the gauge/gravity duality, which postulates an equivalence between string theory (quantum gravity) on a space and field theory on the boundary of that space. Over the last two decades gauge/gravity duality has led to important breakthroughs in different fields, from physics of strong interactions and black holes to theories of superconductivity and quantum phase transitions. 

For this special issue we welcome manuscripts related to the holographic principle, gauge/gravity duality, and their applications to quantum gravity, strong interactions, and condensed matter physics.

Prof. Dr. Kazuharu Bamba
Prof. Dr. Oleg Lunin
Guest Editors


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  • holography
  • ads/cft correspondence
  • gauge/gravity correspondence
  • maldacena's conjecture
  • ads/qcd correspondence
  • gauge/string duality
  • ads/cmt correspondence
  • conformal field theory, algebraic structures
  • finite-temperature field theory
  • entanglement and quantum nonlocality
  • quantum aspects of black holes, evaporation, thermodynamics
  • cuprate superconductors
  • quantum transport
  • quantum phase transitions. quantum phase transitions
  • condensed matter physics

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Entropy 2015, 17(4), 1549-1557; doi:10.3390/e17041549
Received: 8 January 2015 / Revised: 12 March 2015 / Accepted: 18 March 2015 / Published: 24 March 2015
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Planned Papers

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Type of the Paper: Review
Title: Holographic Approach to Super Yang Mills Theory in Cosmological Background
Authors: Kazuo Ghoroku, Akihiro Nakamura, Masafumi Ishihara and Fumihiko Toyoda
Abstract: We review an holographic approach to the ${\cal N}=4$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills (SYM) theory, which is embedded in the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) type background. The dual supergravity solutions are characterized by the dark energy (4D cosmological constant (cc)) and the dark radiation (gluon fluid). It is shown how the 4D background geometry, or 4D cc and the dark radiation, controls the dynamical properties of the SYM. In the parameter plane of 4D cc and the dark radiation, a rich phase structure of the SYM theory is seen, and new aspects of AdS/CFT correspondence are also shown through our supergravity solution.

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