Zeta-function regularization of holographic Wilson loops

Jeremías Aguilera-Damia, Alberto Faraggi, Leopoldo A. Pando Zayas, Vimal Rathee, Guillermo A. Silva

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Using ζ-function regularization, we study the one-loop effective action of fundamental strings in AdS5×S5 dual to the latitude 14-BPS Wilson loop in N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory. To avoid certain ambiguities inherent to string theory on curved backgrounds we subtract the effective action of the holographic 12-BPS Wilson loop. We find agreement with the expected field theory result at first order in the small latitude angle expansion but discrepancies at higher order.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046011
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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