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HEP/Astro Seminar -- Wednesday, 20 February 2002

Simulation of dimensionally reduced SYM-Chern-Simons theory

Steve Pinsky (OSU)


A supersymmetric formulation of a three-dimensional SYM-Chern-Simons theory using light-cone quantization is presented, and the supercharges are calculated in light-cone gauge. The theory is dimensionally reduced by requiring all fields to be independent of the transverse dimension. The result is a non-trivial two-dimensional supersymmetric theory with an adjoint scalar and an adjoint fermion. We perform a numerical simulation of this SYM-Chern-Simons theory in 1+1 dimensions using SDLCQ (Supersymmetric Discrete Light-Cone Quantization). We find that the character of the bound states of this theory is very different from previously considered two-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories. The low-energy bound states of this theory are very ``QCD-like.'' The wave functions of some of the low mass states have a striking valence structure. We present the valence and sea parton structure functions of these states. In addition, we identify BPS-like states which are almost independent of the coupling. Their masses are proportional to their parton number in the large-coupling limit.

15:30, Smith Lab 4079


J. R. Hiller, S. S. Pinsky and U. Trittmann, ``Simulation of dimensionally reduced SYM-Chern-Simons theory,'' hep-th/0112151.

George T. Fleming ( gfleming@mps.ohio-state.edu ), last updated 12 February 2002.

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