Department of Physics and Astronomy

Seminar: RG flows in 3d N=4 gauge theories

  • Date: 11/22/2017 at 1:45 PM 3:00 PM
  • Location: Å73121
  • Lecturer: Benjamin Assel (CERN)
  • Contact person: Fabrizio Nieri
  • Seminarium

I will present a new approach to study the RG flow in 3d N=4 gauge theories, based on an analysis of the Coulomb branch of vacua. The Coulomb branch is described as a complex algebraic variety and important information about the strongly coupled fixed points of the theory can be extracted from the study of its singularities. I will use this framework to study the fixed points of USp(2N) gauge theories with fundamental matter, revealing some surprising scenarios at low amount of matter.