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Supersymmetry enhancement by monopole operators

Bashkirov, Denis and Kapustin, Anton (2011) Supersymmetry enhancement by monopole operators. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011 (5). Art. No. 015. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1007/JHEP05(2011)015.

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We describe a method which allows one to study hidden symmetries in a large class of strongly coupled supersymmetric gauge theories in three dimensions. We apply this method to the ABJM theory and to the infrared limit of =4 SQCD with adjoint and fundamental matter. We show that the U(N) ABJM model with Chern-Simons level k = 1or k = 2 has hidden =8 supersymmetry. Hidden supersymmetry is also shown to occur in =4 d = 3 SQCD with one fundamental and one adjoint hypermultiplet. The latter theory, as well as the U(N) ABJM theory at k = 1, are shown to have a decoupled free sector. This provides evidence that both models are dual to the infrared limit of =8 U(N) super-Yang-Mills theory.

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Additional Information:© 2011 SISSA. Received: March 16, 2011. Accepted: April 25, 2011. Published: May 3, 2011. A.K. would like to thank E. Witten for a useful discussion and I. Klebanov for comments on the draft. A.K. is also grateful to the Aspen Center for Physics for hospitality during the last stages of this work. This work was supported in part by the DOE grant DE-FG02-92ER40701.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-92ER40701
Subject Keywords:Supersymmetric gauge theory, Duality in Gauge Field Theories
Issue or Number:5
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