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M theory fivebrane and SQCD

Ooguri, Hirosi (1998) M theory fivebrane and SQCD. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 68 (1-3). pp. 84-91. ISSN 0920-5632. doi:10.1016/S0920-5632(98)00142-X.

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A low energy effective theory of parallel D(irichlet) branes is a gauge theory with sixteen supercharges, but one can consider a web of brane to realize situations with reduced number of supersymmetry [1]. In this talk, I will discuss four-dimensional theories with N = 1 and 2 supersymmetry (i.e. four and eight supercharges). In the case of theories with N = 2 supersymmetry, the exact description of the Coulomb branch is given by reinterpreting the web of branes as a configuration of a single fivebrane in the IIA theory [2,3]. Recently we studied the case with N = 1 supersymmetry, and found that description in term of the fivebrane in M Theory captures strong coupling dynamics of the N = 1 gauge theory in four dimensions [4]. In particular, we found that the configuration of the fivebrane geometrically encodes information on the Affleck-Dine-Seiberg superpotential and the structure of the quantum moduli space of vacua. Simultaneously to our work, the case without matter field was studied in [5]. A related work also appeared in [6].

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Additional Information:© 1998 Elsevier. It is my pleasure to thank the organizers of Strings ‘97 for their hospitality and for giving me the opportunity to present this work at the beautifully organized conference. I would like to thank Kentaro Hori and Yaron Oz for the collaboration on this work. I would also like to thank Cumrun Vafa for collaborations on related works and for useful discussions. This research is supported in part by NSF grant PHY-95-14797 and DOE grant DE-AC03-76SF00098.
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Official Citation:Hirosi Ooguri, M theory fivebrane and SQCD, Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, Volume 68, Issues 1–3, November 1998, Pages 84-91, ISSN 0920-5632, (
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