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Duality Defects

Gadde, Abhijit and Gukov, Sergei and Putrov, Pavel (2014) Duality Defects. . (Submitted)

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We propose a unified approach to a general class of codimension-2 defects in field theories with non-trivial duality symmetries and discuss various constructions of such "duality defects" in diverse dimensions. In particular, in d=4 we propose a new interpretation of the Seiberg-Witten u-plane by "embedding" it in the physical space-time: we argue that it describes a BPS configuration of two duality defects (at the monopole/dyon points) and propose its vast generalization based on Lefschetz fibrations of 4-manifolds.

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Gukov, Sergei0000-0002-9486-1762
Additional Information:We are grateful to C. Bachas, O. Ganor and I. Runkel for useful discussions. The work of A.G. is supported in part by the John A. McCone fellowship and by DOE Grant DE-FG02-92-ER40701. The work of S.G. is supported in part by DOE Grant DE-FG02-92ER40701. The work of P.P. is supported in part by the Sherman Fairchild scholarship and by NSF Grant PHY-1050729.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-92-ER40701
Sherman Fairchild FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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