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Quiver Tails and N=1 SCFTs from M5-branes

Agarwal, Prarit and Bah, Ibrahima and Maruyoshi, Kazunobu and Song, Jaewon (2015) Quiver Tails and N=1 SCFTs from M5-branes. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015 (3). Art. No. 049. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2015)049.

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We study a class of four-dimensional N=1 superconformal field theories obtained by wrapping M5-branes on a Riemann surface with punctures. We identify four-dimensional UV descriptions of the SCFTs corresponding to curves with a class of punctures. The quiver tails appearing in these UV descriptions differ significantly from their N=2 counterpart. We find a new type of object that we call the ‘Fan’. We show how to construct new N=1 superconformal theories using the Fan. Various dual descriptions for these SCFTs can be identified with different colored pair-of-pants decompositions. For example, we find an N=1 analog of Argyres-Seiberg duality for the SU(N) SQCD with 2N flavors. We also compute anomaly coefficients and superconformal indices for these theories and show that they are invariant under dualities.

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Additional Information:© 2015 The Authors. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Published for SISSA by Springer. Article funded by SCOAP3. Received: October 21, 2014; Accepted: February 13, 2015; Published: March 10, 2015. We would like to thank Rodrigo Alonso, Francesco Benini, Nikolay Bobev, Abhijit Gadde, Ken Intriligator, Jack Kearney, John McGreevy, Yuji Tachikawa, Hagen Triendl, Nick Warner, Brian Wecht and Dan Xie for various helpful discussions. We especially thank Nikolay Bobev who participated in the early stage of this work. We also thank the referee for pointing out various grammatical mistakes and typos in the previous version of the paper and making numerous suggestions to improve the presentation. IB is grateful for the hospitality and work space provided by the UCSD Physics Department. KM, JS thank the hospitality of Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the organizers of the 2014 Summer Simons Workshop in Mathematics and Physics. PA, IB, JS thank the hospitality of KITP and the organizers of the program New Methods in Nonperturbative Quantum Field Theory. PA thanks the organizers of PiTP-2014 for their kind hospitality. IB and JS also thank the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics for the hospitality. KM would like to thank the organizers of Kavli IPMU-FMSP workshop “Supersymmetry in Physics and Mathematics” for hospitality. KM would like to thank Nagoya University, Osaka City University, Rikkyo University, University of Tokyo, Komaba and Hongo, and Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, for hospitality. JS thanks the organizers of “Exact Results in SUSY Gauge Theories in Various Dimensions” at CERN and also CERN-Korea Theory Collaboration funded by National Research Foundation (Korea), for the hospitality and support. The work of PA and JS is supported by DOE grant DOE-FG03-97ER40546. IB is supported in part by the DOE grant DE-FG03-84ER-26-40168, ANR grant 08-JCJC-0001-0, and the ERC Starting Grants 240210-String-QCD-BH, and 259133-ObservableString. The work of KM is supported by a JSPS fellowship for research abroad.
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