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Emergent N = 4 supersymmetry from N = 1

Kang, Monica Jinwoo and Lawrie, Craig and Lee, Ki-Hong and Song, Jaewon (2023) Emergent N = 4 supersymmetry from N = 1. . (Unpublished)

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We discover a four-dimensional N = 1 supersymmetric field theory that is dual to the N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory with gauge group SU(2n+1) for each n. The dual theory is constructed through the diagonal gauging of the SU(2n+1) flavor symmetry of three copies of a strongly-coupled superconformal field theory (SCFT) of Argyres-Douglas type. We find that this theory flows in the infrared to a strongly-coupled N = 1 SCFT that lies on the same conformal manifold as N = 4 super Yang-Mills with gauge group SU(2n+1). Our construction provides a hint on why certain N=1,2 SCFTs have identical central charges (a=c).

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Kang, Monica Jinwoo0000-0002-0454-2064
Lawrie, Craig0000-0002-8061-0751
Song, Jaewon0000-0002-1238-2435
Additional Information:We thank Jacques Distler for helpful discussions. C.L. and J.S. thank the California Institute of Technology for hospitality where this work was conceived. M.J.K. is supported by Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Fellowship and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, under Award Number DE-SC0011632. C.L. acknowledges support from DESY (Hamburg, Germany), a member of the Helmholtz Association HGF. K.H.L. and J.S. are supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant 2020R1C1C1007591 and by POSCO Science Fellowship of POSCO TJ Park Foundation.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
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Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren (HGF)UNSPECIFIED
National Research Foundation of Korea2020R1C1C1007591
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