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S-duality-a new twist

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Ori Ganor, UCBerkeley
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Mar 2 2011, 3:10PM

The boundary conditions of a circle compactification of N=4 Super Yang-Mills theory can be twisted by S-duality. Combined with an R-symmetry twist, this gives a construction with N=6 supersymmetry in three-dimensions. The low-energy limit of this compactification encodes some potentially useful information about the S-duality operator. In the talk, the ground states of this theory will be studied using string dualities.