Supergravity and The Large N Limit of Theories With Sixteen Supercharges

  title={Supergravity and The Large N Limit of Theories With Sixteen Supercharges},
  author={Nissan Itzhaki and Juan Mart́ın Maldacena and Jacob Sonnenschein and Shimon Yankielowicz},
We consider field theories with sixteen supersymmetries, which includes U(N) Yang-Mills theories in various dimensions, and argue that their large N limit is related to certain supergravity solutions. We study this by considering a system of D-branes in string theory and then taking a limit where the brane worldvolume theory decouples from gravity. At the same time we study the corresponding Dbrane supergravity solution and argue that we can trust it in certain regions where the curvature (and… CONTINUE READING
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