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Title: Supergravity and the large N limit of theories with sixteen supercharges

Abstract

We consider field theories with sixteen supersymmetries, which include U(N) Yang-Mills theories in various dimensions, and argue that their large N limit is related to certain supergravity solutions. We study this by considering a system of D-branes in string theory and then taking a limit where the brane world volume theory decouples from gravity. At the same time we study the corresponding D-brane supergravity solution and argue that we can trust it in certain regions where the curvature (and the effective string coupling, where appropriate) are small. The supergravity solutions typically have several weakly coupled regions and interpolate between different limits of string M theory. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, 69978 (Israel)
  2. Lyman Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
639857
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review, D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 58; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: PBD: Aug 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; UNITARY SYMMETRY; SUPERGRAVITY; SUPERSYMMETRY; U GROUPS; YANG-MILLS THEORY; DECOUPLING; GRAVITATION; STRING MODELS

Citation Formats

Itzhaki, N., Sonnenschein, J., Yankielowicz, S., and Maldacena, J.M. Supergravity and the large N limit of theories with sixteen supercharges. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.58.046004.
Itzhaki, N., Sonnenschein, J., Yankielowicz, S., & Maldacena, J.M. Supergravity and the large N limit of theories with sixteen supercharges. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.58.046004.
Itzhaki, N., Sonnenschein, J., Yankielowicz, S., and Maldacena, J.M. Sat . "Supergravity and the large N limit of theories with sixteen supercharges". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.58.046004.
@article{osti_639857,
title = {Supergravity and the large N limit of theories with sixteen supercharges},
author = {Itzhaki, N. and Sonnenschein, J. and Yankielowicz, S. and Maldacena, J.M.},
abstractNote = {We consider field theories with sixteen supersymmetries, which include U(N) Yang-Mills theories in various dimensions, and argue that their large N limit is related to certain supergravity solutions. We study this by considering a system of D-branes in string theory and then taking a limit where the brane world volume theory decouples from gravity. At the same time we study the corresponding D-brane supergravity solution and argue that we can trust it in certain regions where the curvature (and the effective string coupling, where appropriate) are small. The supergravity solutions typically have several weakly coupled regions and interpolate between different limits of string M theory. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.58.046004},
journal = {Physical Review, D},
number = 4,
volume = 58,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {8}
}