On (Multi-)Center branes and exact string vacua

  • Konstadinos Sfetsos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 525)


Multicenter supergravity solutions corresponding to Higgs phases of supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories are considered. For NS5 branes we identify three cases where there is a description in terms of exact conformal field theories. Other supergravity solutions, such as D3-branes with angular momentum, are understood as special limits of multicenter ones. Within our context we also consider 4-dim gravitational multi-instantons.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    J. Maldacena, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 2 (1998) 231, hep-th/9711200zbMATHMathSciNetADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 1a.
    S.S. Gubser, I.R. Klebanov and A.M. Polyakov, Phys. Lett. B428 (1998) 105, hep-th/9802109ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  3. 1b.
    E. Witten, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 2 (1998) 253, hep-th/9802150.zbMATHMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  4. 2.
    S.S. Gubser, I.R. Klebanov and A.W. Peet, Phys. Rev. D54 (1996) 3915, hep-th/9602135ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  5. 2a.
    I.R. Klebanov, Nucl. Phys. B496 (1997) 231, hep-th/9702076CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  6. 2b.
    S.S. Gubser, I.R. Klebanov and A.A. Tseytlin, Nucl. Phys. B499 (1997) 217, hep-th/9703040CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  7. 2c.
    S.S. Gubser and I.R. Klebanov, Phys. Lett. B413 (1997) 41, hep-th/9708005.ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  8. 3.
    K. Sfetsos, Branes for Higgs phases and exact conformal field theories, hep-th/9811167.Google Scholar
  9. 4.
    I. Antoniadis, C. Bachas, J. Ellis and D.V. Nanopoulos, Phys. Lett. B211 (1988) 393ADSGoogle Scholar
  10. 4a.
    I. Antoniadis, S. Ferrara and C. Kounnas, Nucl. Phys. B421 (1994) 343, hep-th/9402073.CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  11. 5.
    S.-J. Rey, Phys. Rev. D43 (1991) 526ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  12. 5a.
    C.G. Callan, J.A. Harvey and A. Strominger, Nucl. Phys. B359 (1991) 611CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  13. 5b.
    A. Strominger, Nucl. Phys. B343 (1990) 167, Erratum-’ibid. B353 (1991) 565.CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  14. 6.
    J.M. Maldacena and A. Strominger, JHEP 12 (1997) 008, hep-th/9710014CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  15. 7.
    E. Witten, Phys. Rev. D44 (1991) 314.ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  16. 8.
    J.G. Russo, New compactifications of supergravities and large N QCD, hep-th/9808117.Google Scholar
  17. 9.
    G.T. Horowitz and A. Sen, Phys. Rev. D53 (1996) 808, hep-th/9509108ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  18. 9a.
    M. Cvetic and D. Youm, Nucl. Phys. B477 (1996) 449, hep-th/9605051.CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  19. 10.
    P. Kraus, F. Larsen and S.P. Trivedi, The Coulomb Branch of Gauge Theory from Rotating Branes, hep-th/9811120.Google Scholar
  20. 11.
    N. Itzhaki, J. Maldacena, J. Sonnenschein and S. Yankielowicz, Phys. Rev. D58 (1998) 046004, hep-th/9802042.ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  21. 12.
    K. Sfetsos, Nucl. Phys. B463 (1996) 33, hep-th/9510034.CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  22. 13.
    M. Rocek, K. Schoutens and A. Sevrin, Phys. Lett. B265 (1991) 303ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  23. 13a.
    E. Kiritsis, C. Kounnas and D. Lüst, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A9 (1994) 1361, hep-th/9308124.ADSGoogle Scholar
  24. 14.
    B. Andreas, G. Curio and D. Lüst, The Neveu-Schwarz five-brane and its dual geometries, hep-th/9807008.Google Scholar
  25. 15.
    G. Horowitz and A. Strominger, Nucl. Phys. B360 (1991) 197.CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  26. 16.
    S.-J. Rey and J. Yee, Macroscopic strings as heavy quarks in large N gauge theory and Anti-de Sitter supergravity, hep-th/9803001Google Scholar
  27. 16a.
    J. Maldacena, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 (1998) 4859, hep-th/9803002.zbMATHCrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  28. 17.
    J.A. Minahan and N.P. Warner, JHEP 06 (1998) 005, hep-th/9805104.Google Scholar
  29. 18.
    S.W. Hawking, Phys. Lett. A60 (1977) 81ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  30. 18a.
    G.W. Gibbons and S.W. Hawking, Phys. Lett. A78 (1978) 430 and Commun. Math. Phys. 66 (1979) 291Google Scholar
  31. 18b.
    T. Eguchi, P. Gilkey and A. Hanson, Phys. Rep. 66 (1980) 213.CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstadinos Sfetsos
    • 1
  1. 1.Theory DivisionCERNGeneva 23Switzerland

Personalised recommendations