Geometrical interpretation of d-branes in gauged wzw models

Juan Maldacena, Nathan Seiberg, Gregory Moore

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We show that one can construct D-branes in parafermionic and WZW theories (and their orbifolds) which have very natural geometrical interpretations, and yet are not automatically included in the standard Cardy construction of D-branes in rational conformal field theory. The relation between these theories and their T-dual description leads to an analogy between these D-branes and the familiar A-branes and B-branes of N = 2 theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-62
Number of pages62
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Conformal Field Models in String Theory
  • Conformal and W Symmetry
  • D-branes

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