"Phases and RG flows of 4d (susy) gauge theories," by Ken Intriligator (UCSD)

Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Series: 
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
4-5PM

Guest Speaker: Ken Intriligator (UCSD)​ 

Talk Title: "Phases and RG flows of 4d (susy) gauge theories"

Abstract:

Supersymmetry provides a handle for gaining insights into the dynamics of quantum field theory. I will review some exact results and dualities for four dimensional N=1 supersymmetric theories, such as super-QCD, and variants with additional, other matter representations. Most of the talk will be based on work with Emily Nardoni, https://arxiv.org/pdf/1604.04294.pdf

We discuss aspects of theories with superpotentials that are given by Arnold's ADE singularities, and the resulting RG flows and IR theories.

Location: 
PAB 4-330