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

A worldsheet dual for N=2 SCFTs

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University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Francesco Galvagno (ETH Zürich)


We consider a special family of 4-d $\mathcal{N}=2$ superconformal theories, arising as orbifolds of $\mathcal{N}=4$ SYM under the action of a discrete group, realizing a circular quiver theory. Following the recent Gaberdiel-Gopakumar derivation, we construct a free field worldsheet theory in the tensionless string limit which is dual to the orbifold gauge theory at the free theory point. In particular, after imposing some specific gauge constraints on the worldsheet degrees of freedom, the spectrally flowed worldsheet spectrum is in one-to-one correspondence with the single trace operators of the free quiver theory at large $N$, realising the first step for the AdS/CFT correspondence in $\mathcal{N}=2$ framework in the full stringy regime.

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Francesco Galvagno (ETH Zürich)

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