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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Anti-deSitter space
- Conical singularities
- Infrared fixed points
- String theory
- Supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory