Classification of BPS objects in N = 6 Chern-Simons matter theory

Toshiaki Fujimori, Koh Iwasaki, Yoshishige Kobayashi, Shin Sasaki

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We investigate BPS conditions preserving n/12 (n = 1, ⋯ 6) supersymmetries in the Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena (ABJM) model. The BPS equations are classified in terms of the number of preserved supercharges and remaining subgroups of the SU(4)R symmetry. We study structures of a map between projection conditions for the supercharges in eleven dimensions and those in the ABJM model. The BPS configurations in the ABJM model can be interpreted as known BPS objects in eleven-dimensional M-theory, such as intersecting M2, M5-branes, M-waves, KK-monopoles and M9-branes. We also show that these BPS conditions reduce to those in N = 8 super Yang-Mills theory via the standard D2-reduction procedure in a consistent way with the M-theory interpretation of the BPS conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Chern-Simons theories
  • Extended supersymmetry
  • M-theory
  • Solitons monopoles and instantons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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