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Branes and 2d \( \mathcal{N} \) = (2, 2) gauge theories with orthogonal and symplectic groups

  • Oren Bergman
  • Eran Avraham
Open Access
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

We construct two-dimensional \( \mathcal{N} \) = (2, 2) supersymmetric gauge theories with orthogonal and symplectic groups using branes and orientifold planes in Type IIA string theory. A number of puzzles regarding the construction, including the effect of exchanging NS5-branes on an orientifold 2-plane, are resolved by lifting the configurations to M theory. The low energy properties and conjectured dualities of these theories are reproduced in the M-brane description. A similar construction of \( \mathcal{N} \) = (4, 4) theories with orthogonal and symplectic groups leads to new duality conjectures for these theories.

Keywords

Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories D-branes M-Theory Supersymmetry and Duality 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTechnion, Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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