Theoretical Physics Seminar: Simone Giacomelli

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Zoom:
  • Lecturer: Simone Giacomelli
  • Contact person: Nicolo Piazzalunga
  • Seminarium

Title: Superconformal theories from S-fold geometries

Abstract: The term S-folds denotes F-theory compactifications which involve non-trivial S-duality transformations. In this talk I will discuss 4d N=2 preserving S-folds and the worldvolume theories on D3-branes probing them. They consist of two new infinite series of superconformal theories whose distinction lies in the discrete torsion carried by the S-fold and in the difference in the asymptotic holonomy of the gauge bundle on the 7-brane. These models are connected by an interesting web of RG flows and their Higgs branches provide new examples of instanton moduli spaces.