Anomaly matching on the Higgs branch

Hiroyuki Shimizu, Yuji Tachikawa, Gabi Zafrir

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We point out that we can almost always determine by the anomaly matching the full anomaly polynomial of a supersymmetric theory in 2d, 4d or 6d if we assume that its Higgs branch is the one-instanton moduli space of some group G. This method not only provides by far the simplest method to compute the central charges of known theories of this class, e.g. 4d E6,7,8 theories of Minahan and Nemeschansky or the 6d E-string theory, but also gives us new pieces of information about unknown theories of this class.

Original languageEnglish
Article number127
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Anomalies in Field and String Theories
  • Supersymmetric Gauge Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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