Deformation of \( \mathcal{N} \) = 4 SYM with varying couplings via fluxes and intersecting branes

  • Jaewang Choi
  • José J. Fernández-Melgarejo
  • Shigeki Sugimoto
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We study deformations of \( \mathcal{N} \) = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with space-time dependent couplings by embedding probe D3-branes in supergravity backgrounds with non-trivial fluxes. The effective action on the world-volume of the D3-branes is analyzed and a map between the deformation parameters and the fluxes is obtained. As an explicit example, we consider D3-branes in a background corresponding to (p, q) 5-branes intersecting them and show that the effective theory on the D3-branes precisely agrees with the supersymmetric Janus configuration found by Gaiotto and Witten in [1]. D3-branes in an intersecting D3-brane background is also analyzed and the D3-brane effective action reproduces one of the supersymmetric configurations with ISO(1, 1) × SO(2) × SO(4) symmetry found in our previous paper [2].


Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories Gauge-gravity correspondence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Gravitational Physics, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical PhysicsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad de Murcia, Campus de EspinardoMurciaSpain
  3. 3.Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI)The University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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