N=6 superconformal Chern-Simons-matter theories, M2-branes and their gravity duals

  title={N=6 superconformal Chern-Simons-matter theories, M2-branes and their gravity duals},
  author={Ofer Aharony and Oren Bergman and Daniel Louis Jafferis and Juan Martin Maldacena},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
We construct three dimensional Chern-Simons-matter theories with gauge groups U(N) × U(N) and SU(N) × SU(N) which have explicit = 6 superconformal symmetry. Using brane constructions we argue that the U(N) × U(N) theory at level k describes the low energy limit of N M2-branes probing a C4/Zk singularity. At large N the theory is then dual to M-theory on AdS4 × S7/Zk. The theory also has a 't Hooft limit (of large N with a fixed ratio N/k) which is dual to type IIA string theory on AdS4 × CP3… Expand

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