We establish a framework for doing second order conformal perturbation theory for the symmetric orbifold SymN(T4) to all orders in N. This allows us to compute how 1/4-BPS states of the D1-D5 system on AdS3 × S3 × T4 are lifted as we move away from the orbifold point. As an application we confirm a previous observation that in the large N limit not all 1/4-BPS states that can be lifted do get lifted. This provides evidence that the supersymmetric index actually undercounts the number of 1/4-BPS states at a generic point in the moduli space.
- AdS-CFT Correspondence
- Black Holes in String Theory
- Conformal Field Models in String Theory
- Extended Supersymmetry
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics