Geometry and 5d N=1 QFTs


Bhardwaj, L. (2020). Geometry and 5d N=1 QFTs. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/20030075


Bhardwaj, Lakshya. Geometry and 5d N=1 QFTs. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 10, 2020, https://pirsa.org/20030075


          @misc{ pirsa_20030075,
            doi = {10.48660/20030075},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/20030075},
            author = {Bhardwaj, Lakshya},
            keywords = {Quantum Fields and Strings},
            language = {en},
            title = {Geometry and 5d N=1 QFTs},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2020},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:20030075 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Lakshya Bhardwaj Harvard University


I will explain that a geometric theory built upon the theory of complex surfaces can be used to understand wide variety of phenomena in five-dimensional supersymmetric theories, which includes the following:

  1. Classification of 5d superconformal field theories (SCFTs).
  2. Enhanced flavor symmetries of 5d SCFTs.
  3. 5d N=1 gauge theory descriptions of 5d and 6d SCFTs.
  4. Dualities between 5d N=1 gauge theories.
  5. T-dualities between 6d N=(1,0) little string theories.

This relationship between geometry and 5d theories is based on M-theory and F-theory compactifications.