High Energy Theory Seminar
Friday, March 4, 2022
11:00am to 12:00pmAdd to Cal
Online and In-Person Event
Soft Supersymmetry Breaking in 4d N=2 Gauge Theories
Thomas Dumitrescu, UCLA,
I will report on upcoming work exploring the dynamics of pure 4d N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories with SU(n) gauge group, deformed by a mass for the scalars in the N=2 vector multiplet. As long as the mass is small, its effect can be precisely described using supersymmetric techniques. Motivated by this I will propose a dual description of the problem that conjecturally captures the phases of the system for all values of the mass. I will analyze this dual model and show that its asymptotic large-mass phase coincides with the expected confining and chiral-symmetry-breaking behavior of SU(n) gauge theory with two adjoint quarks.
Limited capacity in 469 Lauritsen
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