Gauge Gravity Duality

Welcome to the working group Gauge/Gravity duality

Within Theoretical Physics, over recent years new links between Quantum Gravity theories and ordinary Quantum Field theories were discovered which are referred to as gauge/gravity dualites.

The essential feature of such gauge/gravity dualities is to provide relations between branches of theoretical physics which appear to be distinct at first sight. In particular, gauge/gravity dualities relate quantum field theories on flat space-time, involving gauge symmetries to theories involving gravity. This relation is established on the basis of string theory.

In certain limits, gauge/gravity dualities have the particular virtue of mapping strongly coupled quantum field theories to weakly coupled gravity theories and vice versa. Thus these dualities provide a new tool for describing dynamical processes in strongly coupled quantum field theories, for which a description by conventional means is often difficult or even impossible.

Moreover, the dualities between quantum field theories and quantum gravity theories might be useful to shed some light on quantum gravity aspects such as black hole evaporation.

Contact: Prof. Ammon

Within the research group we are interested in the (by now famous) AdS/CFT Duality and its generalizations which are known as gauge/gravity dualities. In particular we investigate the following research directions
  • Implications of the AdS/CFT Duality for Quantum Gravity, String Theory and Cosmology
  • Applications towards QCD, quark-gluon plasma and condensed matter physics
  • Formal aspects of AdS/CFT Duality

Name Email Office Phone


Prof. Ammon, Martin martin.ammon(at)uni-jena.de Abb. 303 +49 3641 947145 personal webpage


PhD Students

MSc Grieninger, Sebastian sebastian.grieninger (at) uni-jena (dot) de Helm 102 +49 3641 947141

MSc Möckel, Sebastian sebastian.moeckel(at)uni-jena-de Helm. 102 +49 3641 947141

MSc Pannier, Michel michel.pannier@uni-jena.de Abb. 310a +49 3641 9 47129 personal webpage



Martin Ammon, together with Johanna Erdmenger (Max-Planck-Institute for Physics in Munich), wrote the first textbook on the renowned AdS/CFT correspondence, as well as its generalizations known as gauge/gravity dualities. This was the first textbook in this important research topic covering the foundations as well as the applications of gauge/gravity duality. The textbook is published by Cambridge University Press.


Publications of the group

Here you find material for the lectures given by Prof. Martin Ammon.

Elektrodynamik für Lehramt (Sommersemester 2018)

Die Vorlesung findet auf Deutsch statt. Wichtige Informationen zur Vorlesung entnehmen Sie dem Informationsblatt. Das aktuelle Skript zur Vorlesung finden Sie hier. Es wird jedoch keine Gewähr bezüglich Vollständigkeit, Aktualität und Richtigkeit gegeben.


Pro Woche gibt es ein Hausübungsblatt, das unter der Woche gelöst werden soll. Neu eingeführte mathematische Methoden werden zudem noch mit Hilfe von Präsenzübungsblättern vertieft, welche in den Übungen ausgeteilt und gelöst werden.

Präsenzübungsblatt 1 für die Übungen am 16. und 17.04.
Hausübungsblatt 1 (Rückgabe am 24.04. / Besprechung am 30.04./08.05.)
Präsenzübungsblatt 2 für die Übungen am 23. und 24.04.
Hausübungsblatt 2 (Rückgabe am 03.05 / Besprechung am 07.05./08.05.)
Hausübungsblatt 3 (Rückgabe am 08.05 / Besprechung am 14.05./15.05.)
Hausübungsblatt 4 (Rückgabe am 15.05 / Besprechung am 28.05./22.05.)
Hausübungsblatt 5 (Rückgabe am 22.05 / Besprechung am 28.05./29.05.)
Hausübungsblatt 6 (Rückgabe am 29.05 / Besprechung am 04.06./05.06.)
Hausübungsblatt 7 (Rückgabe am 05.06 / Besprechung am 11.06./12.06.)
Hausübungsblatt 8 (Rückgabe am 12.06 / Besprechung am 18.06./19.06.)
Hausübungsblatt 9 (Rückgabe am 19.06 / Besprechung am 25.06./26.06.)
Hausübungsblatt 10 (Rückgabe am 27.06 in meinem Büro / Besprechung am 02.07./03.07.)
Hausübungsblatt 11 (Rückgabe am 03.07 in meinem Büro / Besprechung am 09.07./10.07.)


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