de Boer, Jan and Hori, Kentaro and Ooguri, Hirosi and Oz, Yaron
(1998)
*Kähler potential and higher derivative terms from M-theory fivebrane.*
Nuclear Physics B, 518
(1-2).
pp. 173-211.
ISSN 0550-3213.
http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161220-125221606

PDF
- Submitted Version
See Usage Policy. 368Kb |

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161220-125221606

## Abstract

The construction of four-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories via the fivebrane of M-theory wrapped around a Riemann surface has been successfully applied to the computation of holomorphic quantities of field theory. In this paper we compute non-holomorphic quantities in the eleven-dimensional supergravity limit of M-theory. While the Kähler potential on the Coulomb of N = 2 theories is correctly reproduced, higher derivative terms in the N = 2 effective action differ from what is expected for the four-dimensional gauge theory. For the Kähler potential of N = 1 theories at an abelian Coulomb phase, the result again differs from what is expected for the four-dimensional gauge theory. Using a gravitational back-reaction method for the fivebrane we compute the metric on the Higgs branch of N = 2 gauge theories. Here we find an agreement with the results expected for the gauge theories. A similar computation of the metric on N = 1 Higgs branches yields information on the complex structure associated with the flavor rotation in one case and the classical metric in another. We discuss what four-dimensional field theory quantities can be computed via the fivebrane in the supergravity limit of M-theory.

Item Type: | Article | ||||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Related URLs: |
| ||||||||||||

ORCID: |
| ||||||||||||

Additional Information: | © 1998 Elsevier. Received 12 January 1998, Accepted 9 February 1998. We would like to thank G. Horowitz, J. Maldacena, H. Murayama and C. Vafa for useful discussions. This research is supported in part by NSF grant PHY-95-14797 and DOE grant DE-AC03-76SF00098. JdB is a fellow of the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science. | ||||||||||||

Funders: |
| ||||||||||||

Subject Keywords: | M-theory fivebrane; Supersymmetric gauge theories; Kähler potential; Higher derivative terms | ||||||||||||

Classification Code: | PACS 12.38.Aw; 11.30.Pb; 11.25.-w | ||||||||||||

Record Number: | CaltechAUTHORS:20161220-125221606 | ||||||||||||

Persistent URL: | http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161220-125221606 | ||||||||||||

Official Citation: | Jan de Boer, Kentaro Hori, Hirosi Ooguri, Yaron Oz, Kähler potential and higher derivative terms from M-theory fivebrane, Nuclear Physics B, Volume 518, Issues 1–2, 4 May 1998, Pages 173-211, ISSN 0550-3213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0550-3213(98)00152-7. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0550321398001527) | ||||||||||||

Usage Policy: | No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided. | ||||||||||||

ID Code: | 72989 | ||||||||||||

Collection: | CaltechAUTHORS | ||||||||||||

Deposited By: | George Porter | ||||||||||||

Deposited On: | 20 Dec 2016 21:52 | ||||||||||||

Last Modified: | 20 Dec 2016 21:52 |

Repository Staff Only: item control page