Gauge theory at large N and new G2 holonomy metrics

Andreas Brandhuber, Jaume Gomis, Steven S. Gubser, Sergei Gukov

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We find a one-parameter family of new G2 holonomy metrics and demonstrate that it can be extended to a two-parameter family. These metrics play an important role as the supergravity dual of the large N limit of four-dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills. We show that these G2 holonomy metrics describe the M theory lift of the supergravity solution describing a collection of D6-branes wrapping the supersymmetric three-cycle of the deformed conifold geometry for any value of the string coupling constant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-204
Number of pages26
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Sep 17 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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