July 31, 2007

A dipole charge embiggens the smallest D-brane

Anyhow that's what Riccardo Argurio, Matteo Bertolini, Sebastian Franco and Shamit Kachru think, according to their paper "Gauge/gravity duality and meta-stable dynamical supersymmetry breaking", arXiv:hep-th/0610212v2.

You can read more about it in an interview with Kachru on the Scientific American blog, posted yesterday by JR Minkel under the title "How a fake word from The Simpsons ended up in a perfectly cromulent string theory paper".

[Hat tip: Leslie Katz]

Posted by Mark Liberman at July 31, 2007 07:24 AM