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We study various aspects of N=2 quiver-Chern-Simons theories, conjectured to be dual to M2-branes at toric Calabi-Yau four-fold singularities, under Higgsing. In particular we study in detail the orbifold C^4/Z_2^3, obtaining a number of different quiver-Chern-Simons phases for this model, and all 18 toric partial resolutions thereof. In the process we develop a general un-Higgsing algorithm that allows one to construct quiver-Chern-Simons theories by blowing up, thus obtaining a plethora of new models. In addition we explain how turning on torsion G-flux non-trivially affects the supergravity dual of Higgsing, showing that the supergravity and field theory analyses precisely match in an example based on the Sasaki-Einstein manifold Y^(1,2)(CP^2).
|Additional Information:||The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/vx6rl57781t28702/ archiveprefix: arXiv primaryclass: hep-th|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Chern-Simons Theories; M-Theory; AdS/CFT Correspondence|
|Divisions:||School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Science|
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