Giant gravitons in non-supersymmetric backgrounds

  title={Giant gravitons in non-supersymmetric backgrounds},
  author={David C. Page and Douglas J. Smith},
We consider giant gravitons as probes of a class of ten-dimensional solutions of type IIB supergravity which arise as lifts of solutions of U(1)3 gauged N = 2 supergravity in five-dimensions. Surprisingly it is possible to solve exactly for minimum energy configurations of these spherical D3-brane probes in the compact directions, even in backgrounds which… CONTINUE READING