TY - JOUR

T1 - M theory on AdSp × S11-p and superconformal field theories

AU - Aharony, Ofer

AU - Oz, Yaron

AU - Yin, Zheng

N1 - Funding Information:
We would like to thank K. Bardakci and S. Kachru for discussions. O.A. would like to thank J. M. Maldacena and the other participants of the “Duality in String Theory” workshop at the ITP for useful discussions. The work of Y.O. and Z.Y. was supported in part by NSF grant PHY-951497 and DOE grant DE-AC03-76SF00098. The work of O.A. was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant no. PHY94-07194, and by the DOE under grant no. #DE-FG02-96ER40559.

PY - 1998/6/25

Y1 - 1998/6/25

N2 - We study the large N limit of the interacting superconformal field theories associated with N M5 branes or M2 branes using the recently proposed relation between these theories and M theory on AdS spaces. We first analyze the spectrum of chiral operators of the 6d (0,2) theory associated with M5 branes in flat space, and find full agreement with earlier results obtained using its DLCQ description as quantum mechanics on a moduli space of instantons. We then perform a similar analysis for the DN type 6d (0,2) theories associated with M5 branes at an R5/Z2 singularity, and for the 3d script N sign = 8 superconformal field theories associated with M2 branes in flat space and at an R8/Z2 singularity respectively. Little is known about these three theories, and our study yields for the first time their spectrum of chiral operators (in the large N limit).

AB - We study the large N limit of the interacting superconformal field theories associated with N M5 branes or M2 branes using the recently proposed relation between these theories and M theory on AdS spaces. We first analyze the spectrum of chiral operators of the 6d (0,2) theory associated with M5 branes in flat space, and find full agreement with earlier results obtained using its DLCQ description as quantum mechanics on a moduli space of instantons. We then perform a similar analysis for the DN type 6d (0,2) theories associated with M5 branes at an R5/Z2 singularity, and for the 3d script N sign = 8 superconformal field theories associated with M2 branes in flat space and at an R8/Z2 singularity respectively. Little is known about these three theories, and our study yields for the first time their spectrum of chiral operators (in the large N limit).

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00508-5

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00508-5

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AN - SCOPUS:0001815622

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 430

SP - 87

EP - 93

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

IS - 1-2

ER -