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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2011, Article ID 259025, 62 pages
Review Article

Holography at Work for Nuclear and Hadron Physics

Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics and Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 790-784, Republic of Korea

Received 1 July 2011; Accepted 31 August 2011

Academic Editor: Mark Mandelkern

Copyright © 2011 Youngman Kim and Deokhyun Yi. 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.


The purpose of this review is to provide basic ingredients of holographic QCD to nonexperts in string theory and to summarize its interesting achievements in nuclear and hadron physics. We focus on results from a less stringy bottom-up approach and review a stringy top-down model with some calculational details.