Quadrality for supersymmetric matrix models

  • Sebastián Franco
  • Sangmin Lee
  • Rak-Kyeong SeongEmail author
  • Cumrun Vafa
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We introduce a new duality for \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 supersymmetric gauged matrix models. This 0d duality is an order 4 symmetry, namely an equivalence between four different theories, hence we call it Quadrality. Our proposal is motivated by mirror symmetry, but is not restricted to theories with a D-brane realization and holds for general \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 matrix models. We present various checks of the proposal, including the matching of: global symmetries, anomalies, deformations and the chiral ring. We also consider quivers and the corresponding quadrality networks. Finally, we initiate the study of matrix models that arise on the worldvolume of D(-1)-branes probing toric Calabi-Yau 5-folds.


Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories D-branes Supersymmetric Gauge Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastián Franco
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sangmin Lee
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Rak-Kyeong Seong
    • 6
    Email author
  • Cumrun Vafa
    • 7
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentThe City College of the CUNYNew YorkU.S.A.
  2. 2.The Graduate School and University CenterThe City University of New YorkNew YorkU.S.A.
  3. 3.Center for Theoretical PhysicsSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  4. 4.Department of Physics and AstronomySeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  5. 5.College of Liberal StudiesSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  6. 6.Department of Physics and AstronomyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  7. 7.Jefferson Physical LaboratoryHarvard UniversityCambridgeU.S.A.

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