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Gauge theories from D7-branes over vanishing 4-cycles

Franco, Sebastian; Torroba, Gonzalo

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Sebastian Franco

Gonzalo Torroba


We study quiver gauge theories on D7-branes wrapped over vanishing holomorphic 4-cycles. We investigate how to incorporate O7-planes and/or flavor D7-branes, which are necessary to cancel anomalies. These theories are chiral, preserve four supercharges and exhibit very rich infrared dynamics. Geometric transitions and duality in the presence of O-planes are analyzed. We study the Higgs branch of these quiver theories, showing the emergence of fuzzy internal dimensions. This branch is related to noncommutative instantons on the divisor wrapped by the seven-branes. Our results have a natural application to the recently introduced F(uzz) limit of F-theory.


Franco, S., & Torroba, G. (2011). Gauge theories from D7-branes over vanishing 4-cycles. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011(01), Article 17.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 5, 2011
Deposit Date Mar 28, 2013
Publicly Available Date Feb 7, 2014
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2011
Issue 01
Article Number 17
Keywords Brane dynamics in Gauge theories, D-branes.


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