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bulk field theory

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Quantum field theory

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For a field theory with boundary the sector not containing boundaries is often called the corresponding bulk field theory.

For instance in AdS3-CFT2 and CS-WZW correspondence the Chern-Simons theory is the bulk field theory while the WZW model is the boundary field theory

holographic principle in quantum field theory

bulk field theoryboundary field theory
dimension n+1n+1dimension nn
fieldsource
wave functioncorrelation function
space of quantum statesconformal blocks

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