Brane dynamics and N = 1 supersymmetric gauge theory

S. Elitzur*, A. Giveon, D. Kutasov, E. Rabinovici, A. Schwimmer

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We discuss some aspects of the relation between space-time properties of branes in string theory, and the gauge theory on their world-volume, for models invariant under four supercharges in three and four dimensions. We show that a simple set of rules governing brane dynamics reproduces many features of gauge theory. We study theories with U(Nc), SO(Nc) and Sp(Nc) gauge groups and matter in the fundamental and two-index tensor representations, and use the brane description to establish Seiberg's electric-magnetic duality for these models.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)202-250
Number of pages49
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 10 Nov 1997


  • Branes
  • Duality
  • Gauge theory
  • String theory


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