TY - JOUR

T1 - Supergravity and the large N limit of theories with sixteen supercharges

AU - Itzhaki, Nissan

AU - Maldacena, Juan M.

AU - Sonnenschein, Jacob

AU - Yankielowicz, Shimon

PY - 1998

Y1 - 1998

N2 - We consider field theories with sixteen supersymmetries, which include (Formula presented) Yang-Mills theories in various dimensions, and argue that their large (Formula presented) 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.

AB - We consider field theories with sixteen supersymmetries, which include (Formula presented) Yang-Mills theories in various dimensions, and argue that their large (Formula presented) 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.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.58.046004

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.58.046004

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AN - SCOPUS:0542398896

SN - 1550-7998

VL - 58

SP - 11

JO - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

JF - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

IS - 4

ER -