We consider d=3, N=2 gauge theories arising on membranes sitting at the apex of an arbitrary toric Calabi-Yau 4-fold cone singularity that are then further compactified on a Riemann surface, Sigma_g, with a topological twist that preserves two supersymmetries. If the theories flow to a superconformal quantum mechanics in the infrared, then they have a D=11 supergravity dual of the form AdS_2 x Y_9, with electric four-form flux and where Y_9 is topologically a fibration of a Sasakian Y_7 over Sigma_g. These D=11 solutions are also expected to arise as the near horizon limit of magnetically charged black holes in AdS_4 x Y_7, with a Sasaki-Einstein metric on Y_7. We show that an off-shell entropy function for the dual AdS_2 solutions may be computed using the toric data and K"ahler class parameters of the Calabi-Yau 4-fold, that are encoded in a master volume, as well as a set of integers that determine the fibration of Y_7 over Sigma_g and a K"ahler class parameter for Sigma_g. We also discuss the class of supersymmetric AdS_3 x Y_7 solutions of type IIB supergravity with five-form flux only in the case that Y_7 is toric, and show how the off-shell central charge of the dual field theory can be obtained from the toric data. We illustrate with several examples, finding agreement both with explicit supergravity solutions as well as with some known field theory results concerning I-extremization.

Toric geometry and the dual of I-extremization

Dario Martelli;
2019

Abstract

We consider d=3, N=2 gauge theories arising on membranes sitting at the apex of an arbitrary toric Calabi-Yau 4-fold cone singularity that are then further compactified on a Riemann surface, Sigma_g, with a topological twist that preserves two supersymmetries. If the theories flow to a superconformal quantum mechanics in the infrared, then they have a D=11 supergravity dual of the form AdS_2 x Y_9, with electric four-form flux and where Y_9 is topologically a fibration of a Sasakian Y_7 over Sigma_g. These D=11 solutions are also expected to arise as the near horizon limit of magnetically charged black holes in AdS_4 x Y_7, with a Sasaki-Einstein metric on Y_7. We show that an off-shell entropy function for the dual AdS_2 solutions may be computed using the toric data and K"ahler class parameters of the Calabi-Yau 4-fold, that are encoded in a master volume, as well as a set of integers that determine the fibration of Y_7 over Sigma_g and a K"ahler class parameter for Sigma_g. We also discuss the class of supersymmetric AdS_3 x Y_7 solutions of type IIB supergravity with five-form flux only in the case that Y_7 is toric, and show how the off-shell central charge of the dual field theory can be obtained from the toric data. We illustrate with several examples, finding agreement both with explicit supergravity solutions as well as with some known field theory results concerning I-extremization.
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http://arxiv.org/abs/1904.04282v2
High Energy Physics - Theory; High Energy Physics - Theory
Jerome P. Gauntlett; Dario Martelli; James Sparks
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