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EPJ ST Special Issue: Lattice Supersymmetry and Holography

We invite submissions for a special issue of EPJ ST on 'Lattice Supersymmetry and Holography.'

Supersymmetric field theories play a prominent role in our efforts to understand string theory, strong dynamics, quantum gravity, and various extensions to the Standard Model of particle physics. The gauge-gravity duality conjecture, a generalization of the AdS/CFT correspondence, reveals connections between theories of quantum gravity living on curved spacetimes and quantum field theories without gravity, defined on the boundaries of such spacetimes. This conjecture also provides promising directions for studying quantum gravity and black holes. It is possible to describe certain quantum black holes with the help of the world-volume theories of the D-branes that compose them. These are the maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories in various spacetime dimensions, with a large number of colors, taken in the 't Hooft limit and at finite temperature.

These theories can be strongly coupled in the regimes describing string theory backgrounds, including black holes. Solving these theories at strong coupling and finite temperature would allow us to directly study the quantum properties of the dual black holes, including their thermodynamic features. As the 't Hooft coupling and the number of colors are reduced, classical and quantum string corrections to the black hole become more prominent. We can study these less well-understood limits using a lattice formulation of the field theory. We can consider lattice regularization as the first-principles definition of quantum field theories. Investigations based on the lattice formalism would yield insight into the nonperturbative structure of the dual quantum gravity theories. These would also potentially validate the holographic conjecture.

Investigations based on lattice supersymmetry have generated many new results and insights into strong dynamics, string theory, quantum black holes, and gravity. This special issue will provide an overview of this broad research program encompassing lattice field theory, supersymmetry, string theory, and quantum gravity.

Call for papers: The guest editor would like to cordially invite further authors to submit minireviews, tutorial reviews, and original papers.

A 10–15 pages contribution, with about half of the material in the form of a representative mini-review of the entire (sub)topic, followed by a short review of own past and present work, approximately of the same length and coherently summarized and explained in the broader context of the first part.
Tutorial Reviews:
A 15+ pages tutorial review on a broader topic that adds more introductory and background material to make it reasonably self-contained reading for graduate students and non-specialists from related areas.
Original Papers: (a) A typically 5–10 pages contribution containing a significant fraction of original material, e.g., a follow-up paper of a recently published letter with more background and details and new results.
(b) A short study, typically 3–5 pages containing predominantly new material, on a very specific aspect of some broader research published elsewhere.

More detailed descriptions of each paper type can be found in the Submission Guidelines. Manuscripts should be prepared using the latex template (preferably a 2-column layout), which can be downloaded here, but other formats such as Word are also accepted.

The deadline for submission is 31 July 2022

Authors should submit their original articles or short reviews to the Editorial Office of EPJ ST via the submission system. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Special Issue "Lattice Supersymmetry and Holography." Papers will be published continuously and will appear (as soon as accepted) on the journal website. The electronic version of the Special Issue will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual high standards of the journal. More general information about EPJST is available at http://epjst.epj.org/.

Guest Editor:
Anosh Joseph, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Mohali, Punjab, India, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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