In N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory on a four-manifold M, one can specify a discrete magnetic flux valued in H2(M, ℤN) This flux is encoded in the AdS/CFT correspondence in terms of a five-dimensional topological field theory with Chern-Simons action. A similar topological field theory in seven dimensions governs the space of "conformai blocks" of the six-dimensional (0, 2) conformal field theory.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- 1/N Expansion
- String Duality
- Topological Field Theories