Publications by Andrei Starinets

Minkowski-space correlators in AdS/CFT correspondence: Recipe and applications

Journal of High Energy Physics 6 (2002) 857-880

DT Son, AO Starinets

We formulate a prescription for computing Minkowski-space correlators from AdS/CFT correspondence. This prescription is shown to give the correct retarded propagators at zero temperature in four dimensions, as well as at finite temperature in the two-dimensional conformal field theory dual to the BTZ black hole. Using the prescription, we calculate the Chern-Simons diffusion constant of the finite-temperature N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in the strong coupling limit. We explain why the quasi-normal frequencies of the asymptotically AdS background correspond to the poles of the retarded Green's function of the boundary conformal field theory. © SISSA/ISAS 2002.

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