Jul 4 – 11, 2018
COEX, SEOUL
Asia/Seoul timezone

On Geometric classification of 5d SCFTs

Jul 6, 2018, 9:00 AM
30m
205 (COEX, Seoul)

205

COEX, Seoul

Parallel Formal Theory Development Formal Theory Development

Speaker

Prof. Heechoel Kim (Postech)

Description

We formulate geometric conditions necessary for engineering 5d superconformal field theories (SCFTs) via M-theory compactification on a local Calabi-Yau 3-fold. Extending the classification of the rank 1 cases, which are realized geometrically as shrinking del Pezzo surfaces embedded in a 3-fold, we propose an exhaustive classification of local 3-folds engineering rank 2 SCFTs in 5d. This systematic classification confirms that all rank 2 SCFTs predicted using gauge theoretic arguments can be realized as consistent theories, with the exception of one family which is shown to be non-perturbatively inconsistent and thereby ruled out by geometric considerations. We find that all rank 2 SCFTs descend from 6d (1,0) SCFTs compactified on a circle possibly twisted with an automorphism together with holonomies for global symmetries around the Kaluza-Klein circle.

Primary author

Prof. Heechoel Kim (Postech)

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