A note on a gauge–gravity relation and functional determinants
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Abstract We present a reﬁnement of a recently found gauge–gravity relation between one-loop effective actions: on the gauge side, for a massive charged scalar in 2d dimensions in a constant maximally symmetric electromagnetic ﬁeld; on the gravity side, for a massive spinor in d-dimensional (Euclidean) anti-de Sitter space. The inclusion of the dimensionally regularized volume of AdS leads to a complete mapping within dimensional regularization. In even-dimensional AdS, we acquire a small correction to the original proposal, whereas in dimensional AdS, the mapping is totally new and subtle, with the ‘holographic trace anomaly’ playing a crucial role.