E 8 orbits of IR dualities

Shlomo S. Razamat, Gabi Zafrir

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We discuss USp(2n) supersymmetric models with eight fundamental fields and a field in the antisymmetric representation. Turning on the most generic superpotentials, coupling pairs of fundamental fields to powers of the antisymmetric field while preserving an R symmetry, we give evidence for the statement that the models are connected by a large network of dualities which can be organized into orbits of the Weyl group of E8. We make also several curious observations about such models. In particular, we argue that a USp(2m) model with the addition of singlet fields and even rank m flows in the IR to a CFT with E7 × U(1) symmetry. We also discuss an infinite number of duals for the USp(2) theory with eight fundamentals and no superpotential.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Duality in Gauge Field Theories
  • Global Symmetries
  • Supersymmetric Gauge Theory
  • Supersymmetry and Duality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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