MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Joonho Kim (Korea Institute for Advanced Study)
Title: Cardy Formula of 4d N=1 SCFT
Date: Mon, May 20, 2019, 13:15 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: We study the asymptotic behavior of the (modified) superconformal index in 4d N=1 gauge theory. This index has the same amount of information as the conventional one, and only differs by an extra phase factor dressing each short multiplet’s contribution. The high ‘temperature' limit of this index can be written in terms of the conformal anomalies, (3c-2a). We find that the entropy from our asymptotic free energy is always positive for interacting SCFTs. Especially for the holographic SCFTs dual to AdS_5 × Y^{p,p}, the entropy from the index accounts for the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy of large BPS black holes.