# Holographic gauge theories in background fields and surface operators

@article{Buchbinder2007HolographicGT, title={Holographic gauge theories in background fields and surface operators}, author={Evgeny I. Buchbinder and Jaume Gomis and Filippo Passerini}, journal={Journal of High Energy Physics}, year={2007}, volume={2007}, pages={101-101} }

We construct a new class of supersymmetric surface operators in N = 4 SYM and find the corresponding dual supergravity solutions. We show that the insertion of the surface operator — which is given by a WZW model supported on the surface — appears by integrating out the localized degrees of freedom along the surface which arise microscopically from a D3/D7 brane intersection. Consistency requires constructing N = 4 SYM in the D7 supergravity background and not in flat space. This enlarges the…

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