Geometric construction of D-branes in WZW models

dc.contributor.authorRuiz Ruiz, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorHorcajada Reales, Guillermo
dc.description© SISSA 2011. The authors are grateful to C.Moreno for conversations, and to MEC and UCM-BSCH, Spain for partial support through grants FPA2008-04906 and 910770-GR35/10-A.
dc.description.abstractThe geometric description of D-branes inWZWmodels is pushed forward. Our starting point is a gluing condition J+ = FJ− that matches the model’s chiral currents at the worldsheet boundary through a linear map F acting on the WZW Lie algebra. The equivalence of boundary and gluing conditions of this type is studied in detail. The analysis involves a thorough discussion of Frobenius integrability, shows that F must be an isometry, and applies to both metrically degenerate and nondegenerate D-branes. The isometry F need not be a Lie algebra automorphism nor constantly defined over the brane. This approach, when applied to isometries of the form F = R with R a constant Lie algebra automorphism, validates metrically degenerate R-twined conjugacy classes as D-branes. It also shows that no D branes exist in semisimple WZW models for constant F = −R.
dc.description.departmentDepto. de Física Teórica
dc.description.facultyFac. de Ciencias Físicas
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