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Title: Field Theory of Interacting Boundary Gravitons

Pure three-dimensional gravity is a renormalizable theory with twofree parameters labelled byGGand\LambdaΛ.As a consequence, correlation functions of the boundary stress tensor inAdS_33are uniquely fixed in terms of one dimensionless parameter, which is thecentral charge of the Virasoro algebra. The same argument implies thatAdS_33gravity at a finite radial cutoff is a renormalizable theory, but nowwith one additional parameter corresponding to the cutoff location. Thistheory is conjecturally dual to aT\overline{T}TT¯-deformedCFT, assuming that such theories actually exist. To elucidate this, westudy the quantum theory of boundary gravitons living on a cutoff planarboundary and the associated correlation functions of the boundary stresstensor. We compute stress tensor correlation functions to two-loop order(GGbeing the loop counting parameter), extending existing tree levelresults. This is made feasible by the fact that the boundary gravitonaction simplifies greatly upon making a judicious field redefinition,turning into the Nambu-Goto action. After imposing Lorentz invariance,the correlators at this order are found to be unambiguous up to a singleundetermined renormalization parameter.

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