Superconformal field theory on threebranes at a Calabi-Yau singularity

Igor R. Klebanov, Edward Witten

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Abstract

Just as parallel threebranes on a smooth manifold are related to string theory on AdS5 × S5, parallel threebranes near a conical singularity are related to string theory on AdS5 × X5, for a suitable X5. For the example of the conifold singularity, for which X5 = (SU(2) × SU(2))/U(1), we argue that string theory on AdS5 × X5 can be described by a certain N = 1 supersymmetric gauge theory which we describe in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-218
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume536
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 21 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Keywords

  • Anti-deSitter space
  • Conical singularities
  • Infrared fixed points
  • String theory
  • Supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory
  • Threebranes

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