BPS Wilson loops in N=4 SYM: Examples on hyperbolic submanifolds of space-time

Autoren: Nadav Drukker, Volker Branding (2009)

In this paper we present a family of supersymmetric Wilson loops of N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in Minkowski space. Our examples focus on curves restricted to hyperbolic submanifolds, H_3 and H_2, of space-time. Generically they preserve two supercharges, but in special cases more, including a case which has not been discussed before, of the hyperbolic line, conformal to the straight line and circle, which is half-BPS. We discuss some general properties of these Wilson loops and their string duals and study special examples in more detail. Generically the string duals propagate on a complexification of AdS_5 x S^5 and in some specific examples the compact sphere is effectively replaced by a de-Sitter space.

Phys. Rev. D
American Physical Society
79, no. 10

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