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

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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aspinwall, PS; Karp, RL

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

  • Journal of High Energy Physics

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1119 - 1137