## Abstract

This paper lays groundwork for the detailed study of the non-trivial renormalization group flow connecting supersymmetric fixed points in four dimensions using string theory on AdS spaces. Specifically, we consider D3-branes placed at singularities of Calabi-Yau threefolds which generalize the conifold singularity and have an ADE classification. The N = 1 superconformal theories dictating their low-energy dynamics are infrared fixed points arising from deforming the corresponding ADE N = 2 superconformal field theories by mass terms for adjoint chiral fields. We probe the geometry with a single D3-brane and discuss the near-horizon super-gravity solution for a large number N of coincident D3-branes.

Original language | English |
---|---|

Pages (from-to) | XIII-25 |

Journal | Journal of High Energy Physics |

Volume | 3 |

Issue number | 5 |

Publication status | Published - 1999 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories
- D-branes
- Duality in Gauge Field Theories
- Supersymmetry and Duality