Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2013:37 | Cite as

Chern Simons duality with a fundamental boson and fermion

  • Sachin Jain
  • Shiraz Minwalla
  • Shuichi Yokoyama


We compute the thermal free energy for all renormalizable Chern Simon theories coupled to a single fundamental bosonic and fermionic field in the ’t Hooft large N limit. We use our results to conjecture a strong weak coupling duality invariance for this class of theories. Our conjectured duality reduces to Giveon Kutasov duality when restricted to \( \mathcal{N}=2 \) supersymmetric theories and to an earlier conjectured bosonization duality in an appropriate decoupling limit. Consequently the bosonization duality may be regarded as a deformation of Giveon Kutasov duality, suggesting that it is true even at large but finite N.


Duality in Gauge Field Theories Chern-Simons Theories 1/N Expansion Sigma Models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sachin Jain
    • 1
  • Shiraz Minwalla
    • 1
  • Shuichi Yokoyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsTata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiIndia

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