Sasakian manifolds are odd dimensional analog of Kahler manifolds,
and it is an interesting question to determine when
a Sasakian manifold admits an Einstein metric. Five dimensional
Sasaki-Einstein (SE) manifolds play an important role in AdS/CFT
correspondence, which relates a string theory and a quantum field theory. I
will discuss the existence of SE manifolds and its geometric properties
which will be of great interest to AdS/CFT correspondence.