Gauge theory origins of supergravity causal structure

Daniel Kabat, Gilad Lifschytz

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We discuss the gauge theory mechanisms which are responsible for the causal structure of the dual supergravity. For D-brane probes we show that the light cone structure and Killing horizons of supergravity emerge dynamically. They are associated with the appearance of new light degrees of freedom in the gauge theory, which we explicitly identify. This provides a picture of physics at the horizon of a black hole as seen by a D-brane probe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)XV-20
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Black Holes in String Theory
  • Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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