105 research outputs found

    Intersecting branes from 7-manifolds with G_2 holonomy

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    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

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    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) 2Ă—2Ă—22 \times 2 \times 2 corresponding to the 5-d black hole and (ii) the 5Ă—5Ă—55 \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

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    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

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    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 X6X_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 X6X_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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