Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Dimer Models from Mirror Symmetry and Quivering Amoebae

Bo Feng, Yang-Hui He, Kristian D. Kennaway, and Cumrun Vafa

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Abstract

Dimer models are 2-dimensional combinatorial systems that have been shown to encode the gauge groups, matter content and tree-level superpotential of the world-volume quiver gauge theories obtained by placing D3-branes at the tip of a singular toric Calabi–Yau cone. In particular the dimer graph is dual to the quiver graph. However, the string theoretic explanation of this was unclear. In this paper we use mirror symmetry to shed light on this: the dimer models live on a T2 subspace of the T3 fibre that is involved in mirror symmetry and is wrapped by D6-branes. These D6-branes are mirror to the D3-branes at the singular point, and geometrically encode the same quiver theory on their world-volume.

Article information

Source
Adv. Theor. Math. Phys., Volume 12, Number 3 (2008), 489-545.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 7 May 2008

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.atmp/1210167652

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2399318

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1144.81501

Citation

Feng, Bo; He, Yang-Hui; Kennaway, Kristian D.; Vafa, Cumrun. Dimer Models from Mirror Symmetry and Quivering Amoebae. Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 12 (2008), no. 3, 489--545. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.atmp/1210167652


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