Integrable boundaries in AdS/CFT: Revisiting the Z=0 giant graviton and D7-brane

Marius De Leeuw, Vidas Regelskis

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We consider the worldsheet boundary scattering and the corresponding boundary algebras for the Z = 0 giant graviton and the Z = 0 D7-brane in the AdS/CFT correspondence. We consider two approaches to the boundary scattering, the usual one governed by the (generalized) twisted Yangians and the q-deformed model of these boundaries governed by the quantum affine coideal subalgebras. We show that the q-deformed approach leads to boundary algebras that are of a more compact form than the corresponding twisted Yangians, and thus are favourable to use for explicit calculations. We obtain the q-deformed reflection matrices for both boundaries which in the q → 1 limit specialize to the ones obtained using twisted Yangians.

Original languageEnglish
Article number030
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics (JHEP)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Boundary Quantum Field Theory
  • Exact S-Matrix
  • Quantum Groups


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