giant graviton



String theory

Fields and quanta



In string theory, the term giant graviton refers to wrapped brane-configurations which behave like massless relativistic particles, notably gravitons.


The concept was introduced in

for branes in anti de Sitter spacetime times an n-sphere and generalized to other near horizon geometries in

  • S. R. Das, S. P.. Trivedi, S. Vaidya, Magnetic Moments of Branes and Giant Gravitons, JHEP 0010 (2000) 037 (arXiv:hep-th/0008203)

  • Andrei Mikhailov, Giant Gravitons from Holomorphic Surfaces, JHEP 0011 (2000) 027 (arXiv:hep-th/0010206)

  • J. M. Camino, A.V. Ramallo, Giant Gravitons with NSNS B field, JHEP 0109:012,2001 (arXiv:hep-th/0107142)

Further discussion:

  • Akikazu Hashimoto, Shinji Hirano, N. Itzhaki, Large branes in AdS and their field theory dual, JHEP 0008:051, 2000 (arXiv:hep-th/0008016)

  • Sumit R. Das, Antal Jevicki, Samir D. Mathur, Vibration modes of giant gravitons, Phys.Rev. D63 (2001) 024013 (arXiv:hep-th/0009019)

  • Sumit R. Das, Antal Jevicki, Samir Mathur, Giant Gravitons, BPS bounds and Noncommutativity, Phys.Rev. D63 (2001) 044001 (arXiv:hep-th/0008088)

  • Julian Lee, Tunneling between the giant gravitons in AdS 5×S 5AdS_5 \times S^5, Phys.Rev. D64 (2001) 046012 (arXiv:hep-th/0010191)

  • Jin Young Kim, Y.S. Myung, Vibration modes of giant gravitons in the background of dilatonic D-branes, Phys.Lett. B509 (2001) 157-162 (arXiv:hep-th/0103001)

  • Vijay Balasubramanian, Micha Berkooz, Asad Naqvi, Matthew Strassler, Giant Gravitons in Conformal Field Theory, JHEP 0204 (2002) 034 (arXiv:hep-th/0107119)

Specifically M2-M5 brane bound state giant gravitons are discussed in:

  • J. M. Camino, A. V. Ramallo, M-Theory Giant Gravitons with C field, Phys.Lett.B525:337-346, 2002 (arXiv:hep-th/0110096)

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