On the Empirical Consequences of the AdS/CFT Duality

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We provide an analysis of the empirical consequences of the AdS/CFT duality with reference to the application of the duality in a fundamental theory, effective theory and instrumental context. Analysis of the first two contexts is intended to serve as a guide to the potential empirical and ontological status of gauge/gravity dualities as descriptions of actual physics at the Planck scale. The third context is directly connected to the use of AdS/CFT to describe real quark-gluon plasmas. In the latter context, we find that neither of the two duals are confirmed by the empirical data.

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Radin Dardashti
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Karim Thebault
University of Bristol
Richard Dawid
Stockholm University

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