11-22 August 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Self-dual Strings and 2D SYM

15 Aug 2014, 14:00
4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room


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Kazuo Hosomichi (Yukawa Institute)


We study the system of M2-branes suspended between parallel M5-branes using ABJM model with a natural half-BPS boundary condition. For small separation between M5-branes, the worldvolume theory is shown to reduce to a 2D N=(4,4) super Yang-Mills theory with some similarity to q-deformed Yang-Mills theory. The gauge coupling is related to the position of the branes in an interesting manner. The theory is considerably different from the 2D theory proposed for multiple "M-strings". We make a detailed comparison of elliptic genus of the two descriptions and find only a partial agreement.

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