Geometry and 5d N=1 QFTs

Geometry and 5d N=1 QFTs - Lakshya Bhardwaj

Lakshya Bhardwaj
Harvard University
March 30, 2020
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: Classification of 5d superconformal field theories (SCFTs)
Enhanced flavor symmetries of 5d SCFTs
5d N=1 gauge theory descriptions of 5d and 6d SCFTs
Dualities between 5d N=1 gauge theories
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