## Abstract

We study AdS_{2}× S^{4}× S^{2}× Σ_{2} solutions in type IIB string theory arising from D1-D3-NS5 brane intersections. These backgrounds enjoy sixteen supercharges and the corresponding internal geometry is non-compact due to the specific form of the warping w.r.t. the Riemann surface Σ_{2}. Even though a direct computation of the holographic free energy of the would-be dual CFT_{1} yields a divergent behaviour, it reveals the typical N^{3} scaling of a 6d theory upon introducing a hard cut-off. We claim that such geometries may be interpreted as the gravity duals of M(atrix) models describing an IR phase of the (2, 0) theory of M5 branes, in presence of momentum and NUT charges. We discuss parallel AdS_{2} geometries describing longitudinal M2 branes in the UV, where the counting of the number of degrees of freedom correctly reproduces the expected N^{3/2} behaviour of the dual field theory. These geometries provide explicit examples where deconstructed extra dimensions yield well-defined UV descriptions in terms of higher-dimensional CFTs.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 37 |

Journal | Journal of High Energy Physics |

Volume | 2020 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Apr 2020 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- AdS-CFT Correspondence
- D-branes
- M(atrix) Theories
- M-Theory

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics