AdS3 from M-branes at conical singularities

Giuseppe Dibitetto, Nicolò Petri

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M-theory is known to possess supersymmetric solutions where the geometry is AdS3 × S3 × S3 warped over a Riemann surface Σ2. The simplest examples in this class can be engineered by placing M2 and M5 branes as defects inside of a stack of background M5 branes. In this paper we show that a generalization of this construction yields more general solutions in the aforementioned class. The background branes are now M5’s carrying M2 brane charge, while the defect branes are now placed at the origin of a flat hyperplane with a conical defect. The equations of motion imply a relation between the deficit angle produced by the conical defect and the M2 charge carried by the background branes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number129
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • D-branes
  • M-Theory
  • Superstring Vacua

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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