Symmetry enhancement in 4d Spin(n) gauge theories and compactification from 6d

Orr Sela, Gabi Zafrir

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We consider a known sequence of dualities involving 4d N = 1 theories with Spin(n) gauge groups and use it to construct a new sequence of models exhibiting IR symmetry enhancement. Then, motivated by the observed pattern of IR symmetries we conjecture six-dimensional theories the compactification of which on a Riemann surface yields the 4d sequence of models along with their symmetry enhancements, and put them to several consistency checks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number52
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Duality in Gauge Field Theories
  • Field Theories in Higher Dimensions
  • Global Symmetries
  • Supersymmetry and Duality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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