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Conifold Geometries and NS5-branes

Jock McOrist (Cambridge)

24.11.2011 at 16:15 

I will explore the T-duality relation between the conifold and a pair of intersecting NS5-branes. I will then describe how to construct the supergravity solution describing a pair of intersecting NS5-branes. The brane solution is localised in all directions except a single transverse circle and explicit examples of this type are exceedingly rare. Yet they have many applications in gauge-gravity duality and model building, and are examples of conformally balanced metrics of the heterotic string. I will also describe additional intersecting brane solutions corresponding to, for example, separating the NS5-branes.

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