Three brane action and the correspondence between N = 4 Yang Mills theory and anti-de Sitter space

Sumit R. Das, Sandip P. Trivedi

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Recently, a relation between N = 4 Super Yang Mills in 3 + 1 dimensions and supergravity in an AdS5 background has been proposed. In this paper we explore the idea that the correspondence between operators in the Yang Mills theory and modes of the supergravity theory can be obtained by using the D3 brane action. Specifically, we consider two form gauge fields for this purpose. The supergravity analysis predicts that the operator which corresponds to this mode has dimension six. We show that this is indeed the leading operator in the three brane Dirac-Born-Infeld and Wess-Zumino action which couples to this mode. It is important in the analysis that the brane action is expanded around the anti-de Sitter background. Also, the Wess-Zumino term plays a crucial role in cancelling a lower dimension operator which appears in the the Dirac-Born-Infeld action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-149
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 31 1998

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We would like to thank Joe Lykken for comments and especially Samir Mathur for sharing his insights and numerous discussions. S.R.D. would like to thank Center for Theoretical Physics, MIT and Physics Department of Stanford University for hospitality during the course of this work. The research of S.T. is supported by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, which is operated by Universities Research Association, Inc., under contract no. DE-AC02-76CHO3000. Note added

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