Exceptional Geometry Seminar - Deformed N=1 SCFTs and their Supergravity Duals


We consider the space of supersymmetric AdS5 solutions of type IIB supergravity corresponding to the conformal manifold of the dual 4d N = 1 conformal field theories. We describe how the background geometry naturally encodes a holomorphic generalised structure, dual to the superpotential of the field theory. Using this generalised language, we address the long-standing problem of finding the gravity duals of the generic N = 1 deformations of N = 4 super Yang-Mills: though we are not able to give it in a fully explicit form, we provide a proof-of-existence of the supergravity solutions. Using this formalism, we analyse the moduli of these supergravity backgrounds and derive a new result for the Hilbert series of the deformed field theories.

May 6, 2022 12:00 AM
Anthony Ashmore
Anthony Ashmore
Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical Physics