Solitons in Seiberg-Witten theory and D-branes in the derived category

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We analyze the "geometric engineering" limit of a type II string on a suitable Calabi-Yau threefold to obtain an N = 2 pure SU(2) gauge theory. The derived category picture together with II-stability of B-branes beautifully reproduces the known spectrum of BPS solitons in this case in a very explicit way. Much of the analysis is particularly easy since it can be reduced to questions about the derived category of ℙ1. © SISSA/ISAS 2003.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aspinwall, PS; Karp, RL

Published Date

  • April 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1119 - 1137

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1029-8479

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1029-8479

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/1126-6708/2003/04/049

Citation Source

  • Scopus