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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 723105, 54 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/723105
Review Article

Holographic Duality with a View Toward Many-Body Physics

1Center for Theoretical Physics, MIT, Cambridge 02139, USA
2Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030, USA

Received 15 March 2010; Accepted 7 May 2010

Academic Editor: Wolfgang Mück

Copyright © 2010 John McGreevy. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

These are notes based on a series of lectures given at the KITP workshop Quantum Criticality and the AdS/CFT Correspondence in July, 2009. The goal of the lectures was to introduce condensed matter physicists to the AdS/CFT correspondence. Discussion of string theory and of supersymmetry is avoided to the extent possible.