Branes and anti-de Sitter spacetimes

Harm Jan Boonstra, Bas Peeters, Kostas Skenderis

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We consider a series of duality transformations that leads to a constant shift in the harmonic functions appearing in the description of a configuration of branes. This way, for several intersections of branes, we can relate the original brane configuration which is asymptotically flat to a geometry which is locally isometric to adS_k x E^l x S^m. These results imply that certain branes are dual to supersingleton field theories. We also discuss the implications of our results for supersymmetry enhancement and for supergravity theories in diverse dimensions.
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Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 1998

Bibliographical note

6 pages, uses neuchatel.sty (included), contribution to proceedings of "Quantum Aspects of Gauge Theories, Supersymmetry and Unification", Neuchatel, September 18-23, 1997


  • hep-th

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