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Ray Operators in 5d Super Conformal Field Theories

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Ori Ganor, Berkeley
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Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Fri, Oct 7 2016, 12:15PM

The existence of consistent five dimensional supersymmetric conformal field theories with exceptional global symmetries has been conjectured over two decades ago, but their fundamental formulation still remains a challenge. Recent progress in localization techniques produced remarkable new evidence for this conjecture, in the form of index formulas for local operators that exhibit the global symmetry in a surprising way. These results can be extended to operators supported on a half line, which may provide more hints about the fundamental formulation.

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