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Tests of Seiberg-like Dualities in Three Dimensions

Kapustin, Anton and Willett, Brian and Yaakov, Itamar (2010) Tests of Seiberg-like Dualities in Three Dimensions. . (Submitted)

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We use localization techniques to study several duality proposals for supersymmetric gauge theories in three dimensions reminiscent of Seiberg duality. We compare the partition functions of dual theories deformed by real mass terms and FI parameters. We find that Seiberg-like duality for N = 3 Chern-Simons gauge theories proposed by Giveon and Kutasov holds on the level of partition functions and is closely related to levelrank duality in pure Chern-Simons theory. We also clarify the relationship between the Giveon-Kutasov duality and a duality in theories of fractional M2 branes and propose a generalization of the latter. Our analysis also confirms previously known results concerning decoupled free sectors in N = 4 gauge theories realized by monopole operators.

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Additional Information:Submitted on 17 Dec 2010. We would like to thank Eric Rains for very helpful input on evaluating some of the matrix integrals, as well as Alexei Borodin. This work was supported in part by the DOE grant DE-FG02-92ER40701.
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