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5d SCFTs: Graphs, Geometry, and Gauge Theory
October 21, 20192:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

5d SCFTs: Graphs, Geometry, and Gauge Theory


Craig Lawrie (Penn State)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

In recent work we have proposed a characterization of 5d superconformal field theories in terms of graphs. The graph, referred to as a CFD, encodes many features of the SCFT, for example it’s superconformal flavor symmetry and all possible mass deformations. I will explain how each graph is derived from the geometry of the elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefold known to be associated to each 6d N=(1,0) SCFT, and why the above field theoretical properties are captured by the graph. Furthermore, if we know a weakly coupled gauge theory description for the 5d SCFT coming from the progenitor 6d SCFT then we determine novel flavor symmetry enhancements and UV-dualities amongst the descendants, via mass deformations, of the 5d SCFTs.

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