# Intersecting brane solutions in string and M-theory

@article{Smith2002IntersectingBS, title={Intersecting brane solutions in string and M-theory}, author={Douglas J. Smith}, journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity}, year={2002}, volume={20} }

We review various aspects of configurations of intersecting branes, including the conditions for preservation of supersymmetry. In particular, we discuss the projection conditions on the Killing spinors for given brane configurations and the relation to calibrations. This highlights the close connection between intersecting branes and branes wrapping supersymmetric cycles as well as special holonomy manifolds. We also explain how these conditions can be used to find supergravity solutions…

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