Ohio State Department of Physics

HEP/Astro Seminar - Wednesday, 7 May 2003

Phases of N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge theories with Flavors

Dr. Asad Naqvi (University of Pennsylvania)


We will discuss the phases of N = 1 supersymmetric U(N) gauge theories with fundamental matter that arise as deformations of N = 2 SQCD by the addition of a superpotential for the adjoint chiral multiplet. As the parameters in the superpotential are varied, the vacua of this theory sweep out various branches, which in some cases have multiple semiclassical limits. In such limits, we will recover the vacua of various product gauge group theories, with flavors charged under some group factors. We will describe in detail the structure of the vacua in both classical and quantum regimes.

15:30, Smith Lab 4079

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