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High Energy Physics Seminar

Monday, October 7, 2013
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Lauritsen 269
Dimensional reduction of S-Confining Dualities
Mario Martone, Cornell,

note: change of venue

"Recently Seiberg et al. presented a procedure to dimensionally reduce 4D dualities to 3D ones. Dimensional reduction furthers our understanding of SUSY dynamics in 3D by carrying over our intuition from 4D. In fact, dimensional reduction of 4D Seiberg dualities has already been used to conjecture new 3D dualities, involving interesting and new dynamics.

In this talk we will review the general procedure to dimensionally reduce 4D dualities to then discuss the phenomenon of s-confinment in three dimensions. We present preliminary results which show that non-perturbative corrections to the super-potential and the existence of a Coulomb branch in 3D introduce interesting unexpected dynamics."