MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Marcos Crichigno (University of Amsterdam)
Title: 5d partition functions with A twist and holography
Date: Tue, Apr 02, 2019, 15:30 - 16:15
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 2266.pdf
Abstract: Abstract: In this talk I will derive the partition function of generic 5d N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories, placed on a three-sphere times a Riemann surface. Applied to the case of maximal SYM this provides a new tool for computing the superfonfomal index of 4d class S theories, via the conjectured relation of the maximal 5d theory to the 6d (2,0) theory on a circle, which we check explicitly in special limits. I will also discuss the case of 5d N=1 Seiberg theories and their holographic duals.