From wrapped M-branes to Calabi-Yau black holes and strings

@inproceedings{Kastor2003FromWM,
  title={From wrapped M-branes to Calabi-Yau black holes and strings},
  author={David Kastor},
  year={2003}
}
We study a class of D = 11 BPS spacetimes that describe M-branes wrapping supersymmetric 2 and 4-cycles of Calabi-Yau 3-folds. We analyze the geometrical significance of the supersymmetry constraints and gauge field equations of motion for these spacetimes. We show that the dimensional reduction to D = 5 yields known BPS black hole and black string solutions of D = 5, N = 2 supergravity. The usual ansatz for the dimensional reduction is valid only in the linearized regime of slowly varying… CONTINUE READING