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The Conformal Anomaly of M5-Branes
September 16, 20132:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

The Conformal Anomaly of M5-Branes


Travis Maxfield (University of Chicago)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

We show that the conformal anomaly for **N M5-branes** grows like **N^3**. The method we employ relates Coulomb branch interactions in six dimensions to interactions in four dimensions using supersymmetry. This leads to a relation between the six-dimensional conformal anomaly and the conformal anomaly of **N=4** Yang-Mills. Along the way, we determine the structure of the four derivative interactions for the toroidally compactified (2, 0) theory.

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