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On S-duality for non-simply-laced gauge groups

Argyres, Philip C. and Kapustin, Anton and Seiberg, Nathan (2006) On S-duality for non-simply-laced gauge groups. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2006 (6). Art. No. 043. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2006/06/043.

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We point out that for Script N = 4 gauge theories with exceptional gauge groups G_2 and F_4 the S-duality transformation acts on the moduli space by a nontrivial involution. We note that the duality groups of these theories are the Hecke groups with elliptic elements of order 6 and 4, respectively. These groups extend the Γ_0(3) and Γ_0(2) subgroups of SL(2,ℤ) by elements with a non-trivial action on the moduli space. We show that under a certain embedding of these gauge theories into string theory, the Hecke duality groups are represented by T-duality transformations.

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Additional Information:© 2006 SISSA. Received 31 March 2006, accepted for publication 15 May 2006. Published 20 June 2006. P.C.A. and A.K. would like to thank Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, for hospitality while this work was being performed. P.C.A. is supported in part by DOE grant DOE-FG02-84-ER40153. A.K. is supported in part by DOE grant DOE-FG03-92-ER40701. N.S. is supported in part by DOE grant DOE-FG02-90-ER40542. E-print number: hep-th/0603048
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-84-ER40153
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-92-ER40701
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-90-ER40542
Subject Keywords:Duality in Gauge Field Theories, Supersymmetric gauge theory
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Official Citation:Philip C. Argyres et al JHEP06(2006)043
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