A Comment on the Infra-Red Problem in the AdS/CFT Correspondence

Hanno Gottschalk, Horst Thaler
September 27, 2007
In this note we report on some recent progress in proving the AdS/CFT correspondence for quantum fields using rigorously defined Euclidean path integrals. We also comment on the infra-red problem in the AdS/CFT correspondence and argue that it is different from the usual IR problem in constructive quantum field theory. To illustrate this, a triviality proof based on hypercontractivity estimates is given for the case of an ultra-violet regularized potential of type $:\phi^4:$. We also give a brief discussion on possible renormalization strategies and the specific problems that arise in this context.