D4-D0 Branes on the Quintic Academic Article uri icon

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  • It is proposed that the quantum mechanics of N D4-branes and M D0-branes on the quintic is described by the dimensional reduction of a certain U(N)xU(M) quiver gauge theory, whose superpotential encodes the defining quintic polynomial. It is shown that the moduli space on the Higgs branch exactly reproduces the moduli space of degree N hypersurfaces in the quintic endowed with the appropriate line bundle, and that the cohomology growth reproduces the D4-D0 black hole entropy.


  • Gaiotto, Davide
  • Guica, Monica
  • Huang, Lisa
  • Simons, Aaron
  • Strominger, Andrew
  • Yin, Xi