Jul 18 – 23, 2022
University of Vienna
Europe/Vienna timezone

Deformations of symmetric product orbifolds

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University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Suzanne Bintanja (University of Amsterdam)


We analyze how deforming symmetric product orbifolds of two-dimensional $\mathcal{N}=2$ conformal field theories by an exactly marginal operator lifts higher spin currents present at the orbifold point. We find on the one hand that these currents are universally lifted regardless of the underlying CFT. On the other hand the details of the lifting are surprisingly non-universal, with dependence on the central charge of the underlying CFT and the specific marginal operator in use. In the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence, our results illustrate the mechanism by which the stringy spectrum turns into a supergravity spectrum when moving through the moduli space. They also provide further evidence that symmetric product orbifolds of $\mathcal{N}=2$ minimal models are holographic.

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Suzanne Bintanja (University of Amsterdam)

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