We study gravity duals of large N non-supersymmetric gauge theories with matter in the fundamental representation by introducing a D7-brane probe into deformed AdS backgrounds. In particular, we… (More)

We review recent progress in studying mesons within gauge/gravity duality, in the context of adding flavour degrees of freedom to generalizations of the AdS/CFT correspondence. Our main focus is on… (More)

We study four-dimensional superconformal field theories coupled to three-dimensional superconformal boundary or defect degrees of freedom. Starting with bulk N = 2, d = 4 theories, we construct… (More)

We consider generalizations of the AdS/CFT correspondence in which probe branes are embedded in gravity backgrounds dual to either conformal or confining gauge theories. These correspond to defect… (More)

We study a three-dimensional N = 3 U(N)k×U(N)−k Chern-Simons matter theory with flavour, corresponding to the N = 6 Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena CSM theory coupled to 2Nf fundamental fields.… (More)

In view of extending gauge/gravity dualities with flavour beyond the probe approximation, we establish the gravity dual description of mesons for a three-dimensional super Yang-Mills theory with… (More)

In the context of AdS/CFT with flavor, we consider the type IIB supergravity solution corresponding to a fully localized D3/D7 intersection. We complete the standard metric ansatz by providing an… (More)

We establish a holographic description of chiral symmetry breaking for a particular confining large N non-supersymmetric gauge theory with matter in the fundamental representation. The gravity dual… (More)

We compute the spectrum of color-singlet fermionic operators in the N = 2 gauge theory on intersecting D3 and D7-branes using the AdS/CFT correspondence. The operator spectrum is found analytically… (More)