We compute the meson spectrum of an N = 2 super Yang-Mills theory with fundamental matter from its dual string theory on AdS5 × S5 with a D7-brane probe [1]. For scalar and vector mesons with… (More)

D.A.M.T.P., Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EW, United Kingdom Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham, DH1 3LE, United Kingdom and Departamento de Fı ́sica Teo ́rica, Universidad… (More)

The low energy effective action describing the standard Kaluza-Klein reduction of heterotic string theory on a d-torus possesses a manifest O(d, d+16) symmetry. We consider generalized Scherk-Schwarz… (More)

We investigate the ‘giant gravitons’ of McGreevy, Susskind and Toumbas [1]. We demonstrate that these are BPS configurations which preserve precisely the same supersymmetries as a ‘point-like’… (More)

We examine a family of BPS solutions of ten-dimensional type IIB supergravity. These solutions asymptotically approach AdS5 ×S5 and carry internal ‘angular’ momentum on the five-sphere. While a naked… (More)

We study Nf D6-brane probes in the supergravity background dual to Nc D4branes compactified on a circle with supersymmetry-breaking boundary conditions. In the limit in which the resulting… (More)

To test recent ideas about lower dimensional gravity bound to a brane, we construct exact solutions describing black holes on two-branes in four dimensions. We find that 2 + 1 gravity is indeed… (More)

The holographic dual of a finite-temperature gauge theory with a small number of flavours typically contains D-brane probes in a black hole background. We have recently shown that these systems… (More)

We use holographic techniques to study SU(Nc) super Yang-Mills theory coupled to Nf ≪ Nc flavours of fundamental matter at finite temperature and baryon density. We focus on four dimensions, for… (More)

It has long been known that, in higher-dimensional general relativity, there are black hole solutions with an arbitrarily large angular momentum for a fixed mass [1]. We examine the geometry of the… (More)