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We review some selected aspects of the construction of gauge invariant operators in field theories on non-commutative spaces and their relation to the energy momentum tensor as well as to the non-commutative loop equations.

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The paper is devoted to the Hamiltonian treatment of classical and quantum properties of Liouville field theory on a timelike strip in 2d Minkowski space. We give a complete description of classical solutions regular in the interior of the strip and obeying constant conformally invariant conditions on both boundaries. Depending on the values of the two boundary parameters these solutions may have different monodromy properties and are related to bound or scattering states. By Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization we find the quasiclassical discrete energy spectrum for the bound states in agreement with the corresponding limit of spectral data obtained previously by conformal bootstrap methods in Euclidean space. The full quantum version of the special vertex operator $e^varphi$ in terms of free field exponentials is constructed in the hyperbolic sector.

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Projecting on a suitable subset of coordinates, a picture is constructed in which the conformal boundary of $AdS_5\times S^5$ and that of the plane wave resulting in the Penrose limit are located at the same line. In a second line of arguments all $AdS_5\times S^5$ and plane wave geodesics are constructed in their integrated form. Performing the Penrose limit, the approach of null geodesics reaching the conformal boundary of $AdS_5\times S^5$ to that of the plane wave is studied in detail. At each point these null geodesics of $AdS_5\times S^5$ form a cone which degenerates in the limit.

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Starting from tree and one-loop tachyon amplitudes of open string theory in the presence of a constant B-field, we explore two problems. First we show that in the noncommutative field theory limit the amplitudes reduce to tree and one-loop diagrams of the noncommutative phi-three theory. Next, we check factorization of the one-loop amplitudes in the long cylinder limit.

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We consider the ordinary and noncommutative Dirac-Born-Infeld theories within the open string sigma-model. First, we propose a renormalization scheme, hybrid point splitting regularization, that leads directly to the Seiberg-Witten description including their two-form. We also show how such a form appears within the standard renormalization scheme just by some freedom in changing variables. Second, we propose a Wilson factor which has the noncommutative gauge invariance on the classical level and then compute the sigma-model partition function within one of the known renormalization scheme that preserves the noncommutative gauge invariance. As a result, we find the noncommutative Yang-Mills action.

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We study for subgroups $G\subseteq U(N)$ partial summations of the $\theta$-expanded perturbation theory. On diagrammatic level a summation procedure is established, which in the U(N) case delivers the full star-product induced rules. Thereby we uncover a cancellation mechanism between certain diagrams, which is crucial in the U(N) case, but set out of work for $G\subset U(N)$. In addition, an explicit proof is given that for $G\subset U(N), G\neq U(M), M

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An equation for the quantum average of the gauge invariant Wilson loop in non-commutative Yang-Mills theory with gauge group U(N) is obtained. In the 't Hooft limit, the equation reduces to the loop equation of ordinary Yang-Mills theory. At finite $N$, the equation involves the quantum averages of the additional gauge invariant observables of the non-commutative theory associated with open contours in space-time. We also derive equations for correlators of several gauge invariant (open or closed) Wilson lines. Finally, we discuss a perturbative check of our results.

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We propose a constraint on the noncommutative gauge theory with U(N) gauge group which gives rise to a noncommutative version of the SU(N) gauge group. The baryon operator is also constructed.

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In a non-commutative field theory, the energy-momentum tensor obtained from the Noether method needs not be symmetric; in a massless theory, it needs not be traceless either. In a non-commutative scalar field theory, the method yields a locally conserved yet non-symmetric energy-momentum tensor whose trace does not vanish for massless fields. A non-symmetric tensor also governs the response of the action to a general coordinate transformation. In non-commutative gauge theory, if translations are suitably combined with gauge transformations, the method yields a covariantly constant tensor which is symmetric but only gauge covariant. Using suitable Wilson functionals, this can be improved to yield a locally conserved and gauge invariant, albeit non-symmetric, energy-momentum tensor.

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We study the effect of a relevant double-trace deformation on the partition function (and conformal anomaly) of a CFT at large N and its dual picture in AdS. Three complementary previous results are brought into full agreement with each other: bulk and boundary computations, as well as their formal identity. We show the exact equality between the dimensionally regularized partition functions or, equivalently, fluctuational determinants involved. A series of results then follows: (i) equality between the renormalized partition functions for all d; (ii) for all even d, correction to the conformal anomaly; (iii) for even d, the mapping entails a mixing of UV and IR effects on the same side (bulk) of the duality, with no precedent in the leading order computations; and finally, (iv) a subtle relation between overall coefficients, volume renormalization and IR-UV connection. All in all, we get a clean test of the AdS/CFT correspondence beyond the classical SUGRA approximation in the bulk and at subleading O(1) order in the large-N expansion on the boundary.