Holography for non-critical superstrings

Amit Giveon, David Kutasov*, Oskar Pelc

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We argue that a class of "non-critical superstring" vacua is holographically related to the (non-gravitational) theory obtained by studying string theory on a singular Calabi-Yau manifold in the decoupling limit gs → 0. In two dimensions, adding fundamental strings at the singularity of the CY manifold leads to conformai field theories dual to a recently constructed class of AdS3 vacua. In four dimensions, special cases of the construction correspond to the theory on an TVS'o-brane wrapped around a Riemann surface.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)XLV-27
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1999


  • String Duality
  • Superstring Vacua
  • Superstrings and Heterotic Strings


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