105 research outputs found

### Intersecting branes from 7-manifolds with G_2 holonomy

In this talk I discuss intersecting brane configurations coming from explicit
metrics with G_2 holonomy. An example of a 7-manifold which representing a R^3
bundle over a self-dual Einstein space is described and the potential appearing
after compactification over the 6-d twistor space is derived.Comment: 7 pages, Latex, talk presented at the 35th Symposium Ahrenshoop,
August 200

### On central charges and the entropy in matrix theory

The Bekenstein-Hawking entropy of BPS black holes can be obtained as the
minimum of the mass (= largest central charge). In this letter we investigate
the analog procedure for the matrix model of M-theory. Especially we discuss
the configurations: (i) $2 \times 2 \times 2$ corresponding to the 5-d black
hole and (ii) the $5 \times 5 \times 5$ configuration yielding the 5-d string.
After getting their matrix-entropy, we discuss a way of counting of microstates
in matrix theory. As Yang Mills field theory we propose the gauged world volume
theory of the 11-d KK monopole.Comment: Latex, 10 page

### Branes, Waves and AdS Orbifolds

The embedding of a Taub-NUT space in the directions transverse to the world
volume of branes describes branes at (spherical) orbifold singularities.
Similarly, the embedding of a pp-wave in the brane world volume yields an AdS
orbifold. In case of the D1-D5--brane system, the AdS3 orbifolds yields a BTZ
black hole; as we will show, the same holds for D3-branes corresponding to
AdS5. In addition we will show that the AdS orbifolds and the spherical
orbifolds are U-dual to each other. However in contrast to spherical orbifolds
the AdS orbifolds lead to a running coupling, which is in the IR inverse to the
coupling of the spherical orbifold. A discussion of the general pp-wave
solution in AdS space is added.Comment: 13 pages, replaced version: more refs. adde

### Supersymmetric Intersecting D6-branes and Fluxes in Massive Type IIA String Theory

We study N=1 supersymmetric four-dimensional solutions of massive Type IIA
supergravity with intersecting D6-branes in the presence NS-NS three-form
fluxes. We derive N=1 supersymmetry conditions for the D6-brane and flux
configurations in an internal manifold $X_6$ and derive the intrinsic torsion
(or SU(3)-structure) related to the fluxes. In the absence of fluxes, N=1
supersymmetry implies that D6-branes wrap supersymmetric three-cycles of $X_6$
that intersect at angles of SU(3) rotations and the geometry is deformed by
SU(3)-structures. The presence of fluxes breaks the SU(3) structures to SU(2)
and the D6-branes intersect at angles of SU(2) rotations; non-zero mass
parameter corresponds to D8-branes which are orthogonal to the common cycle of
all D6-branes. The anomaly inflow indicates that the gauge theory on
intersecting (massive) D6-branes is not chiral.Comment: 31 pages, Latex, small changes, add ref

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