We construct a new class of 1=4-BPS time dependent domain-wall solutions with null-like metric and dilaton in type II supergravities, which admit a null-like big bang singularity. Based on the domain-wall/QFT correspondence, these solutions are dual to 1=4-supersymmetric quantum field theories living on a boundary cosmological background with time dependent coupling constant and UV cutoff. In particular we evaluate the holographic c function for the 2-dimensional dual field theory living on the corresponding null-like cosmology. We find that this c function runs in accordance with the c-theorem as the boundary universe evolves, this means that the number of degrees of freedom is divergent at big bang and suggests the possible resolution of big bang singularity.
|Journal||Journal of High Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- AdS-CFT Correspondence
- Gauge-gravity correspondence
- Penrose limit and pp-wave background
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics