High Energy Theory Seminar - Ansoon Hook, IAS - "New self dualities and duality cascades"
New self-dualities involving two index tensors are derived. These new self-dualities are used to build various duality cascades. Both vector like and chiral cascades are presented. Aside from ending in confinement, these duality cascades can also end in interacting conformal field theories, free field theories, and meta-stable supersymmetry breaking. Higgsing effects are built into the self-duality so that when the gauge groups are small enough, supersymmetry is broken through the rank condition. Dynamical supersymmetry restoration occurs far from the SUSY breaking vacuum resulting in a long lived meta-stable vacuum. It is found that Coulomb branches are critical in the stabilization of runaways and dynamical supersymmetry restoration.
Location: PCTS Seminar Room
Date/Time: 02/21/14 at 1:30 pm - 02/21/14 at 2:30 pm
PCTS seminar room 407
Category: High Energy Theory Seminar