[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In this paper we study the spectrum of BPS operators/states in N=2
superconformal U(N) Chern-Simons-matter theories with adjoint chiral matter
fields, with and without superpotential. The superconformal indices and
conjectures on the full supersymmetric spectrum of the theories in the large N
limit with up to two adjoint matter fields are presented. Our results suggest
that some of these theories may have supergravity duals at strong coupling,
while some others may be dual to higher spin theories of gravity at strong
coupling. For the N=2 theory with no superpotential, we study the
renormalization of R-charge at finite 't Hooft coupling using "Z-minimization".
A particularly intriguing result is found in the case of one adjoint matter.
Journal of High Energy Physics 04/2011; · 5.62 Impact Factor