Gravity dual of the chiral anomaly

Igor R. Klebanov, Peter Ouyang, Edward Witten

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We study effects associated with the chiral anomaly for a cascading SU(N+M)×SU(N) gauge theory using gauge/gravity duality. In the gravity dual the anomaly is a classical feature of the supergravity solution, and the breaking of the U(1) R symmetry down to Z2M proceeds via the Higgs mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105007
Pages (from-to)1050071-1050078
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 10 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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