Supergravity Backgrounds for Four-Dimensional Maximally Supersymmetric Yang-Mills /

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Author / Creator:Maxfield, Travis, author.
Ann Arbor : ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2017
Description:1 electronic resource (34 pages)
Format: E-Resource Dissertations
Local Note:School code: 0330
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Other authors / contributors:University of Chicago. degree granting institution.
Notes:Advisors: Savdeep Sethi Committee members: Woowon Kang; David Kutasov; Paul Wiegmann.
Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 78-12(E), Section: B.
Summary:In this note, we describe supersymmetric backgrounds for the four-dimensional maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. As an extension of the method of Festuccia and Seiberg to sixteen supercharges in four dimensions, we utilize the coupling of the gauge theory to maximally extended conformal supergravity. Included among the fields of the conformal supergravity multiplet is the complexified coupling parameter of the gauge theory; therefore, backgrounds with spacetime varying coupling---such as appear in F-theory and Janus configurations---are naturally included in this formalism. We demonstrate this with a few examples from past literature.

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