Calibrated surfaces and supersymmetric Wilson loops

Anatoly Dymarsky, Steven S. Gubser, Zachary S. Guralnik, Juan M. Maldacena

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We study the dual gravity description of supersymmetric Wilson loops whose expectation value is unity. They are described by calibrated surfaces that end on the boundary of anti de-Sitter space and are pseudo-holomorphic with respect to an almost complex structure on an eight-dimensional slice of AdS5 × S5. The regularized area of these surfaces vanishes, in agreement with field theory non-renormalization theorems for the corresponding operators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number057
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Integrable Equations in Physics
  • Supersymmetry and Duality


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