Dibaryons, strings, and branes in AdS orbifold models

S. Ergei Gukov, Mukund Rangamani, Edward Witten

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A generalization of the Maldacena conjecture asserts that Type IIB string theory on AdS5 × S5/ℤ3 is equivalent to a certain supersymmetric SU(N)3 gauge theory with bifundamental matter. To test this assertion, we analyze the wrapped branes on S5/ℤ3 and their interpretation in terms of gauge theory. The wrapped branes are interpreted in some cases as baryons or dibaryons of the gauge theory and in other cases as strings around which there is a global monodromy. In order to successfully match the brane analysis with field theory, we must uncover some aspects of S-duality which are novel even in the case of four-dimensional free field theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)XXXV-18
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories
  • Duality in Gauge Field Theories
  • Superstring Vacua


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