4d N =2 theories with disconnected gauge groups
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Argyres, Philip C.; Martone, Mario
2017-03-01
In this paper we present a beautifully consistent web of evidence for the existence of interacting 4d rank-1 N = 2 SCFTs obtained from gauging discrete subgroups of global symmetries of other existing 4d rank-1 N = 2 SCFTs. The global symmetries that can be gauged involve a non-trivial combination of discrete subgroups of the U(1) R , low-energy EM duality group SL(2,Z), and the outer automorphism group of the flavor symmetry algebra, Out( F ).
Creating a monopole in 4D gauge theories
Khvedelidze, A.; Kovner, A.; McMullan, David
2008-05-15
The problem of defining the second quantized monopole creation operator in non-Abelian gauge theories is discussed and exemplified by the (3 + 1)-dimensional Georgi-Glashow model. We construct the 'coherent state' operator M(x) that creates the Coulomb magnetic field in terms of the Dirac singular electromagnetic potential. Our calculation of the vacuum expectation value of this operator
Creating a monopole in 4D gauge theories
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Khvedelidze, A.; Kovner, A.; McMullan, David
2008-05-01
The problem of defining the second quantized monopole creation operator in non-Abelian gauge theories is discussed and exemplified by the (3 + 1)-dimensional Georgi-Glashow model. We construct the “coherent state” operator M( x) that creates the Coulomb magnetic field in terms of the Dirac singular electromagnetic potential. Our calculation of the vacuum expectation value of this operator < M( x)> in the confining phase indicates that it is free from the singularity along the Dirac string and in the leading order of perturbation theory the < M( x)> vanishes as a power of the volume of the system. This supports the conception that inclusion of the nonperturbative effects introduces an effective infrared cutoff on the calculation providing the finiteness of vacuum expectation value < M( x)>.
Confinement Driven by Scalar Field in 4d Non Abelian Gauge Theories
Chabab, Mohamed
2007-01-12
We review some of the most recent work on confinement in 4d gauge theories with a massive scalar field (dilaton). Emphasis is put on the derivation of confining analytical solutions to the Coulomb problem versus dilaton effective couplings to gauge terms. It is shown that these effective theories can be relevant to model quark confinement and may shed some light on confinement mechanism. Moreover, the study of interquark potential, derived from Dick Model, in the heavy meson sector proves that phenomenological investigation of tmechanism is more than justified and deserves more efforts.
4d $$ \\mathcal{N} $$=2 theories with disconnected gauge groups
Argyres, Philip C.; Martone, Mario
2017-03-28
In this paper we present a beautifully consistent web of evidence for the existence of interacting 4d rank-1more » $$ \\mathcal{N} $$ = 2 SCFTs obtained from gauging discrete subgroups of global symmetries of other existing 4d rank-1 $$ \\mathcal{N} $$ = 2 SCFTs. The global symmetries that can be gauged involve a non-trivial combination of discrete subgroups of the U(1)R, low-energy EM duality group SL(2,Z), and the outer automorphism group of the flavor symmetry algebra, Out(F ). The theories that we construct are remarkable in many ways: (i) two of them have exceptional F4 and G2 flavor groups; (ii) they substantially complete the picture of the landscape of rank-1 $$ \\mathcal{N} $$ = 2 SCFTs as they realize all but one of the remaining consistent rank-1 Seiberg-Witten geometries that we previously constructed but were not associated to known SCFTs; and (iii) some of them have enlarged $$ \\mathcal{N} $$ = 3 SUSY, and have not been previously constructed. They are also examples of SCFTs which violate the ShapereTachikawa relation between the conformal central charges and the scaling dimension of the Coulomb branch vev. Here, we propose a modification of the formulas computing these central charges from the topologically twisted Coulomb branch partition function which correctly compute them for discretely gauged theories.« less
θ dependence of 4D S U (N ) gauge theories in the large-N limit
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Bonati, Claudio; D'Elia, Massimo; Rossi, Paolo; Vicari, Ettore
2016-10-01
We study the large-N scaling behavior of the θ dependence of the ground-state energy density E (θ ) of four-dimensional (4D) S U (N ) gauge theories and two-dimensional (2D) C PN -1 models, where θ is the parameter associated with the Lagrangian topological term. We consider its θ expansion around θ =0 , E (θ )-E (0 )=1/2 χ θ2(1 +b2θ2+b4θ4+…), where χ is the topological susceptibility and b2 n are dimensionless coefficients. We focus on the first few coefficients b2 n, which parametrize the deviation from a simple Gaussian distribution of the topological charge at θ =0 . We present a numerical analysis of Monte Carlo simulations of 4D S U (N ) lattice gauge theories for N =3 , 4, 6 in the presence of an imaginary θ term. The results provide a robust evidence of the large-N behavior predicted by standard large-N scaling arguments, i.e. b2 n=O (N-2 n). In particular, we obtain b2=b¯ 2/N2+O (1 /N4) with b¯2=-0.23 (3 ). We also show that the large-N scaling scenario applies to 2D C PN -1 models as well, by an analytical computation of the leading large-N θ dependence around θ =0 .
2d Affine XY-Spin Model/4d Gauge Theory Duality and Deconfinement
Anber, Mohamed M.; Poppitz, Erich; Unsal, Mithat; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /San Francisco State U.
2012-08-16
We introduce a duality between two-dimensional XY-spin models with symmetry-breaking perturbations and certain four-dimensional SU(2) and SU(2) = Z{sub 2} gauge theories, compactified on a small spatial circle R{sup 1,2} x S{sup 1}, and considered at temperatures near the deconfinement transition. In a Euclidean set up, the theory is defined on R{sup 2} x T{sup 2}. Similarly, thermal gauge theories of higher rank are dual to new families of 'affine' XY-spin models with perturbations. For rank two, these are related to models used to describe the melting of a 2d crystal with a triangular lattice. The connection is made through a multi-component electric-magnetic Coulomb gas representation for both systems. Perturbations in the spin system map to topological defects in the gauge theory, such as monopole-instantons or magnetic bions, and the vortices in the spin system map to the electrically charged W-bosons in field theory (or vice versa, depending on the duality frame). The duality permits one to use the two-dimensional technology of spin systems to study the thermal deconfinement and discrete chiral transitions in four-dimensional SU(N{sub c}) gauge theories with n{sub f} {ge} 1 adjoint Weyl fermions.
Modularity and 4D-2D spectral equivalences for large- N gauge theories with adjoint matter
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Basar, Gökçe; Cherman, Aleksey; Dienes, Keith R.; McGady, David A.
2016-06-01
In recent work, we demonstrated that the confined-phase spectrum of non-supersymmetric pure Yang-Mills theory coincides with the spectrum of the chiral sector of a two-dimensional conformal field theory in the large- N limit. This was done within the tractable setting in which the gauge theory is compactified on a three-sphere whose radius is small compared to the strong length scale. In this paper, we generalize these observations by demonstrating that similar results continue to hold even when massless adjoint matter fields are introduced. These results hold for both thermal and (-1) F -twisted partition functions, and collectively suggest that the spectra of large- N confining gauge theories are organized by the symmetries of two-dimensional conformal field theories.
Remarks on a Lorentz-breaking 4D chiral gauge theory
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Scarpelli, A. P. Baêta; Gomes, M.; Petrov, A. Yu.; da Silva, A. J.
2016-01-01
We investigate a Lorentz-violating chiral model composed of two fermions, a complex scalar field, and a gauge field. We show that, by conveniently adjusting the parameters of the model, it is possible to generate an unambiguous Carroll-Field-Jackiw term and, at the same time, provide the cancellation of the chiral anomaly. The renormalizability of the model is investigated, and it is shown that the same counterterms needed in the symmetric phase also renormalize the model with broken symmetry.
String Theory and Gauge Theories
Maldacena, Juan
2009-02-20
We will see how gauge theories, in the limit that the number of colors is large, give string theories. We will discuss some examples of particular gauge theories where the corresponding string theory is known precisely, starting with the case of the maximally supersymmetric theory in four dimensions which corresponds to ten dimensional string theory. We will discuss recent developments in this area.
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Alford, Mark G.; March-Russell, John
In this review we discuss the formulation and distinguishing characteristics of discrete gauge theories, and describe several important applications of the concept. For the abelian (ℤN) discrete gauge theories, we consider the construction of the discrete charge operator F(Σ*) and the associated gauge-invariant order parameter that distinguishes different Higgs phases of a spontaneously broken U(1) gauge theory. We sketch some of the important thermodynamic consequences of the resultant discrete quantum hair on black holes. We further show that, as a consequence of unbroken discrete gauge symmetries, Grand Unified cosmic strings generically exhibit a Callan-Rubakov effect. For non-abelian discrete gauge theories we discuss in some detail the charge measurement process, and in the context of a lattice formulation we construct the non-abelian generalization of F(Σ*). This enables us to build the order parameter that distinguishes the different Higgs phases of a non-abelian discrete lattice gauge theory with matter. We also describe some of the fascinating phenomena associated with non-abelian gauge vortices. For example, we argue that a loop of Alice string, or any non-abelian string, is super-conducting by virtue of charged zero modes whose charge cannot be localized anywhere on or around the string (“Cheshire charge”). Finally, we discuss the relationship between discrete gauge theories and the existence of excitations possessing exotic spin and statistics (and more generally excitations whose interactions are purely “topological”).
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Sudbery, Anthony
1996-02-01
A field theory with local transformations belonging to the quantum group SUq( n) is defined on a classical spacetime, with gauge potentials belonging to a quantum Lie algebra. Gauge transformations are defined for the potentials which lead to the appropriate quantum-group transformations for field strengths and covariant derivatives, defined for all elements of SUq( n) by means of the adjoint action. This guarantees a non-trivial deformation. Gauge-invariant commutation relations are identified.
Quantum Gauge Symmetry of Reducible Gauge Theory
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Dwivedi, Manoj Kumar
2017-05-01
We derive the gaugeon formalism of the Kalb-Ramond field theory, a reducible gauge theory, which discusses the quantum gauge freedom. In gaugeon formalism, theory admits quantum gauge symmetry which leaves the action form-invariant. The BRST symmetric gaugeon formalism is also studied which introduces the gaugeon ghost fields and gaugeon ghosts of ghosts fields. To replace the Yokoyama subsidiary conditions by a single Kugo-Ojima type condition the virtue of BRST symmetry is utilized. Under generalized BRST transformations, we show that the gaugeon fields appear naturally in the reducible gauge theory.
Digital lattice gauge theories
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Zohar, Erez; Farace, Alessandro; Reznik, Benni; Cirac, J. Ignacio
2017-02-01
We propose a general scheme for a digital construction of lattice gauge theories with dynamical fermions. In this method, the four-body interactions arising in models with 2 +1 dimensions and higher are obtained stroboscopically, through a sequence of two-body interactions with ancillary degrees of freedom. This yields stronger interactions than the ones obtained through perturbative methods, as typically done in previous proposals, and removes an important bottleneck in the road towards experimental realizations. The scheme applies to generic gauge theories with Lie or finite symmetry groups, both Abelian and non-Abelian. As a concrete example, we present the construction of a digital quantum simulator for a Z3 lattice gauge theory with dynamical fermionic matter in 2 +1 dimensions, using ultracold atoms in optical lattices, involving three atomic species, representing the matter, gauge, and auxiliary degrees of freedom, that are separated in three different layers. By moving the ancilla atoms with a proper sequence of steps, we show how we can obtain the desired evolution in a clean, controlled way.
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Weisz, Peter; Majumdar, Pushan
2012-03-01
Lattice gauge theory is a formulation of quantum field theory with gauge symmetries on a space-time lattice. This formulation is particularly suitable for describing hadronic phenomena. In this article we review the present status of lattice QCD. We outline some of the computational methods, discuss some phenomenological applications and a variety of non-perturbative topics. The list of references is severely incomplete, the ones we have included are text books or reviews and a few subjectively selected papers. Kronfeld and Quigg (2010) supply a reasonably comprehensive set of QCD references. We apologize for the fact that have not covered many important topics such as QCD at finite density and heavy quark effective theory adequately, and mention some of them only in the last section "In Brief". These topics should be considered in further Scholarpedia articles.
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Mojaza, Matin; Pica, Claudio; Sannino, Francesco
2010-12-01
We compute the nonzero temperature free energy up to the order g6ln(1/g) in the coupling constant for vectorlike SU(N) gauge theories featuring matter transforming according to different representations of the underlying gauge group. The number of matter fields, i.e. flavors, is arranged in such a way that the theory develops a perturbative stable infrared fixed point at zero temperature. Because of large distance conformality we trade the coupling constant with its fixed point value and define a reduced free energy which depends only on the number of flavors, colors, and matter representation. We show that the reduced free energy changes sign, at the second, fifth, and sixth order in the coupling, when decreasing the number of flavors from the upper end of the conformal window. If the change in sign is interpreted as a signal of an instability of the system then we infer a critical number of flavors. Surprisingly this number, if computed to the order g2, agrees with previous predictions for the lower boundary of the conformal window for nonsupersymmetric gauge theories. The higher order results tend to predict a higher number of critical flavors. These are universal properties, i.e. they are independent of the specific matter representation.
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Shih, Sheng-Yu Darren
This thesis covers two distinct parts: Holomorphic Anomaly in Gauge Theory on ALE Space and Freudenthal Gauge Theory. In part I, I presented a concise review of the Seiberg-Witten curve, Nekrasov's background, geometric engineering and the holomorphic anomaly equation followed by my published work: Holomorphic Anomaly in Gauge Theory on ALE Space, where an deformed N = 2 SU(2) gauge theory on A1 space and its five dimension lift is studied. We find that the partition functions can be reproduced via special geometry and the holomorphic anomaly equation. Schwinger type integral expressions for the boundary conditions at the monopole/dyon point in moduli space are inferred. The interpretation of the five dimensional partition function as the partition function of a refined topological string on A1x(local P1 x P1) is suggested. In part II, I give a comprehensive review of the Freudenthal Triple System, including Freudenthal's orginal construction from Jordan Triple Systems and its relation to Lie algebra, Yang-Baxter equation, and 4d N = 2 BPS black holes, where the novel Freudenthal-dual was discovered. I also present my published work on the Freudenthal Gauge Theory, where we construct the most generic gauge theory admitting F-dual, and prove a no-go theorem that forbids coupling of a F-dual invariant gauge theory to supersymmetry.
Semistrict higher gauge theory
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Jurčo, Branislav; Sämann, Christian; Wolf, Martin
2015-04-01
We develop semistrict higher gauge theory from first principles. In particular, we describe the differential Deligne cohomology underlying semistrict principal 2-bundles with connective structures. Principal 2-bundles are obtained in terms of weak 2-functors from the Čech groupoid to weak Lie 2-groups. As is demonstrated, some of these Lie 2-groups can be differentiated to semistrict Lie 2-algebras by a method due to Ševera. We further derive the full description of connective structures on semistrict principal 2-bundles including the non-linear gauge transformations. As an application, we use a twistor construction to derive superconformal constraint equations in six dimensions for a non-Abelian tensor multiplet taking values in a semistrict Lie 2-algebra.
Cuzinatto, R.R. . E-mail: rodrigo@ift.unesp.br; Melo, C.A.M. de . E-mail: cassius.anderson@gmail.com; Pompeia, P.J. . E-mail: pompeia@ift.unesp.br
2007-05-15
A gauge theory of second order in the derivatives of the auxiliary field is constructed following Utiyama's program. A novel field strength G = {partial_derivative}F + fAF arises besides the one of the first order treatment, F = {partial_derivative}A - {partial_derivative}A + fAA. The associated conserved current is obtained. It has a new feature: topological terms are determined from local invariance requirements. Podolsky Generalized Eletrodynamics is derived as a particular case in which the Lagrangian of the gauge field is L {sub P} {proportional_to} G {sup 2}. In this application the photon mass is estimated. The SU (N) infrared regime is analysed by means of Alekseev-Arbuzov-Baikov's Lagrangian.
Correa, Diego H.; Silva, Guillermo A.
2008-07-28
We discuss how geometrical and topological aspects of certain (1/2)-BPS type IIB geometries are captured by their dual operators in N = 4 Super Yang-Mills theory. The type IIB solutions are characterized by arbitrary droplet pictures in a plane and we consider, in particular, axially symmetric droplets. The 1-loop anomalous dimension of the dual gauge theory operators probed with single traces is described by some bosonic lattice Hamiltonians. These Hamiltonians are shown to encode the topology of the droplets. In appropriate BMN limits, the Hamiltonians spectrum reproduces the spectrum of near-BPS string excitations propagating along each of the individual edges of the droplet. We also study semiclassical regimes for the Hamiltonians. For droplets having disconnected constituents, the Hamiltonian admits different complimentary semiclassical descriptions, each one replicating the semiclassical description for closed strings extending in each of the constituents.
On 4 D, =1 massless gauge superfields of arbitrary superhelicity
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Gates, S. James; Koutrolikos, Konstantinos
2014-06-01
We present an alternative method of exploring the component structure of an arbitrary super-helicity (integer Y = s, or half odd integer Y = s+1 /2 for any integer s) irreducible representation of the Super-Poincaré group. We use it to derive the component action and the SUSY transformation laws. The effectiveness of this approach is based on the equations of motion and their properties, like the Bianchi identities. These equations are generated by the superspace action when it is expressed in terms of prepotentials. For that reason we reproduce the superspace action for arbitrary superhelicity, using unconstrained superfields. The appropriate, to use, superfields are dictated by the representation theory of the group and the requirement that there is a smooth limit between the massive and massless case.
Gauged R-symmetry and its anomalies in 4D N=1 supergravity and phenomenological implications
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Antoniadis, I.; Ghilencea, D. M.; Knoops, R.
2015-02-01
We consider a class of models with gauged U(1) R symmetry in 4D N=1 super-gravity that have, at the classical level, a metastable ground state, an infinitesimally small (tunable) positive cosmological constant and a TeV gravitino mass. We analyse if these properties are maintained under the addition of visible sector (MSSM-like) and hidden sector state(s), where the latter may be needed for quantum consistency. We then discuss the anomaly cancellation conditions in supergravity as derived by Freedman, Elvang and Körs and apply their results to the special case of a U(1) R symmetry, in the presence of the Fayet-Iliopoulos term ( ξ) and Green-Schwarz mechanism(s). We investigate the relation of these anomaly cancellation conditions to the "naive" field theory approach in global SUSY, in which case U(1) R cannot even be gauged. We show the two approaches give similar conditions. Their induced constraints at the phenomenological level, on the above models, remain strong even if one lifted the GUT-like conditions for the MSSM gauge couplings. In an anomaly-free model, a tunable, TeV-scale gravitino mass may remain possible provided that the U(1) R charges of additional hidden sector fermions (constrained by the cubic anomaly alone) do not conflict with the related values of U(1) R charges of their scalar superpartners, constrained by existence of a stable ground state. This issue may be bypassed by tuning instead the coefficients of the Kahler connection anomalies ( b K , b CK ).
Nonsymmetric gauge theory of gravitation
Zai-Zhe, Z.
1982-12-15
In this paper we give a nonsymmetric unified field theory, i.e., a gravitational gauge theory in which we take the group U(3,1)xSU(2) as the gauge group. The electromagnetic field and the Yang-Mills field are brought naturally into the geometric construction of the spacetime. According to this theory, the torsion, which is Hermitian antisymmetric and its every component is a 2 x 2 complex matrix, exists in the spacetime. In the special case or limit case, the U(3,1) gravitational gauge theory, the Lorentz gravitational gauge theory, the Einstein-Moffat-Boal theory, the Einstein-Maxwell theory, and general relativity are included in our theory.
2D CFT blocks for the 4D class S_k theories
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Mitev, Vladimir; Pomoni, Elli
2017-08-01
This is the first in a series of papers on the search for the 2D CFT description of a large class of 4D N=1 gauge theories. Here, we identify the 2D CFT symmetry algebra and its representations, namely the conformal blocks of the Virasoro/W-algebra, that underlie the 2D theory and reproduce the Seiberg-Witten curves of the N=1 gauge theories. We find that the blocks corresponding to the SU( N) S_k gauge theories involve fields in certain non-unitary representations of the W kN algebra. These conformal blocks give a prediction for the instanton partition functions of the 4D N=1 SCFTs of class S_k.
Optical Abelian lattice gauge theories
Tagliacozzo, L.; Celi, A.; Zamora, A.; Lewenstein, M.
2013-03-15
We discuss a general framework for the realization of a family of Abelian lattice gauge theories, i.e., link models or gauge magnets, in optical lattices. We analyze the properties of these models that make them suitable for quantum simulations. Within this class, we study in detail the phases of a U(1)-invariant lattice gauge theory in 2+1 dimensions, originally proposed by P. Orland. By using exact diagonalization, we extract the low-energy states for small lattices, up to 4 Multiplication-Sign 4. We confirm that the model has two phases, with the confined entangled one characterized by strings wrapping around the whole lattice. We explain how to study larger lattices by using either tensor network techniques or digital quantum simulations with Rydberg atoms loaded in optical lattices, where we discuss in detail a protocol for the preparation of the ground-state. We propose two key experimental tests that can be used as smoking gun of the proper implementation of a gauge theory in optical lattices. These tests consist in verifying the absence of spontaneous (gauge) symmetry breaking of the ground-state and the presence of charge confinement. We also comment on the relation between standard compact U(1) lattice gauge theory and the model considered in this paper. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We study the quantum simulation of dynamical gauge theories in optical lattices. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We focus on digital simulation of abelian lattice gauge theory. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We rediscover and discuss the puzzling phase diagram of gauge magnets. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We detail the protocol for time evolution and ground-state preparation in any phase. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We provide two experimental tests to validate gauge theory quantum simulators.
Exact results in gauge theories
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Fucito, Francesco; Morales, Jose Francisco; Poghossian, Rubik; Pacifici, Daniel Ricci
2013-10-01
We derive exact formulae for the partition function and the expectation values of Wilson/'t Hooft loops, thus directly checking their S-duality transformations. We focus on a special class of gauge theories on S 4 with fundamental matter. In particular we show that, for a specific choice of the masses, the matrix model integral defining the gauge theory partition function localizes around a finite set of critical points where it can be explicitly evaluated and written in terms of generalized hypergeometric functions. From the AGT perspective the gauge theory partition function, evaluated with this choice of masses, is viewed as a four point correlator involving the insertion of a degenerated field. The well known simplicity of the degenerated correlator reflects the fact that for these choices of masses only a very restrictive type of instanton configurations contributes to the gauge theory partition function.
Higher derivative corrections to BPS black hole attractors in 4d gauged supergravity
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Hristov, Kiril; Katmadas, Stefanos; Lodato, Ivano
2016-05-01
We analyze BPS black hole attractors in 4d gauged supergravity in the presence of higher derivative supersymmetric terms, including a Weyl-squared-type action, and determine the resulting corrections to the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy. The near-horizon geometry AdS2×S2 (or other Riemann surface) preserves half of the supercharges in N = 2 supergravity with Fayet-Iliopoulos gauging. We derive a relation between the entropy and the black hole charges that suggests via AdS/CFT how subleading corrections contribute to the supersymmetric index in the dual microscopic picture.
Gauge Theories of Vector Particles
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Glashow, S. L.; Gell-Mann, M.
1961-04-24
The possibility of generalizing the Yang-Mills trick is examined. Thus we seek theories of vector bosons invariant under continuous groups of coordinate-dependent linear transformations. All such theories may be expressed as superpositions of certain "simple" theories; we show that each "simple theory is associated with a simple Lie algebra. We may introduce mass terms for the vector bosons at the price of destroying the gauge-invariance for coordinate-dependent gauge functions. The theories corresponding to three particular simple Lie algebras - those which admit precisely two commuting quantum numbers - are examined in some detail as examples. One of them might play a role in the physics of the strong interactions if there is an underlying super-symmetry, transcending charge independence, that is badly broken. The intermediate vector boson theory of weak interactions is discussed also. The so-called "schizon" model cannot be made to conform to the requirements of partial gauge-invariance.
Chern-Simons actions and their gaugings in 4D, N =1 superspace
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Becker, Katrin; Becker, Melanie; Linch, William D.; Robbins, Daniel
2016-06-01
We gauge the abelian hierarchy of tensor fields in 4D by a Lie algebra mathfrak{g} . The resulting non-abelian tensor hierarchy can be interpreted via a mathfrak{g} -equivariant chain complex. We lift this structure to N = 1 superspace by constructing superfield analogs for the tensor fields, along with covariant superfield strengths. Next we construct Chern-Simons actions, for both the bosonic and N = 1 cases, and note that the condition of gauge invariance can be presented cohomologically. Finally, we provide an explicit realization of these structures by dimensional reduction, for example by reducing the three-form of eleven-dimensional supergravity into a superspace with manifest 4D, N = 1 supersymmetry.
Confinement and lattice gauge theory
Creutz, M
1980-06-01
The motivation for formulating gauge theories on a lattice to study non-perturbative phenomena is reviewed, and recent progress supporting the compatibility of asymptotic freedom and quark confinement in the standard SU(3) Yang-Mills theory of the strong interaction is discussed.
Strolling along gauge theory vacua
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Seraj, Ali; Van den Bleeken, Dieter
2017-08-01
We consider classical, pure Yang-Mills theory in a box. We show how a set of static electric fields that solve the theory in an adiabatic limit correspond to geodesic motion on the space of vacua, equipped with a particular Riemannian metric that we identify. The vacua are generated by spontaneously broken global gauge symmetries, leading to an infinite number of conserved momenta of the geodesic motion. We show that these correspond to the soft multipole charges of Yang-Mills theory.
Gauge theories, tessellations & Riemann surfaces
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He, Yang-Hui; van Loon, Mark
2014-06-01
We study and classify regular and semi-regular tessellations of Riemann surfaces of various genera and investigate their corresponding supersymmetric gauge theories. These tessellations are generalizations of brane tilings, or bipartite graphs on the torus as well as the Platonic and Archimedean solids on the sphere. On higher genus they give rise to intricate patterns. Special attention will be paid to the master space and the moduli space of vacua of the gauge theory and to how their geometry is determined by the tessellations.
Quantization of anomalous gauge theories
Wotzasek, C.J.
1990-01-01
The author discusses the quantization of Anomalous Gauge Theories (AGT) both in the context of functional integration and canonical Hamiltonian approach. The Wess-Zumino term (WZT), which repairs gauge symmetry in the AGT is discussed and its derivation is presented in the canonical approach as a consequence of the restoration of the first-class nature of the gauge constraints. He applied this technique in a few quantum field theories like the chiral Schwinger model, chiral bosons and massive electrodynamics. This construction of the WZT is intended to contrast with the one derived by functional methods with the use of the Faddeev-Popov trick. To shed some light into the physical significance of the WZ field he discusses a simple quantum mechanical model, the amputated planar rotor.' In the context the WZ field presents itself as a topological charge for the model. Possible generalizations are discussed.
Supercoductivity in extended gauge theories
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Rajput, B. S.; Kumar, Sandeep
2011-02-01
Extending the restricted quantum chromodynamics in SU(2) and SU(3) gauge theories by including quarks and gluons and also by reactivating the suppressed dynamical gauge degrees of freedom, the study of dyonic condensation, quark confinement and superconductivity (dual superconductivity as well as color superconductivity) has been undertaken in extended RCD. It has been shown that the global structure of the underlying gauge symmetry of this extended theory exhibits more information than the conventional QCD may do. It has also been shown that at sufficiently high baryon densities, when nucleons get converted into quark matter, the extended RCD is expected to be in one kind or other of the many different possible color superconductivity phases at low temperature.
Entwinement in discretely gauged theories
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Balasubramanian, V.; Bernamonti, A.; Craps, B.; De Jonckheere, T.; Galli, F.
2016-12-01
We develop the notion of "entwinement" to characterize the amount of quantum entanglement between internal, discretely gauged degrees of freedom in a quantum field theory. This concept originated in the program of reconstructing spacetime from entanglement in holographic duality. We define entwinement formally in terms of a novel replica method which uses twist operators charged in a representation of the discrete gauge group. In terms of these twist operators we define a non-local, gauge-invariant object whose expectation value computes entwinement in a standard replica limit. We apply our method to the computation of entwinement in symmetric orbifold conformal field theories in 1+1 dimensions, which have an S N gauging. Such a theory appears in the weak coupling limit of the D1-D5 string theory which is dual to AdS3 at strong coupling. In this context, we show how certain kinds of entwinement measure the lengths, in units of the AdS scale, of non-minimal geodesics present in certain excited states of the system which are gravitationally described as conical defects and the M = 0 BTZ black hole. The possible types of entwinement that can be computed define a very large new class of quantities characterizing the fine structure of quantum wavefunctions.
On lattice chiral gauge theories
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Maiani, L.; Rossi, G. C.; Testa, M.
1991-01-01
The Smit-Swift-Aoki formulation of a lattice chiral gauge theory is presented. In this formulation the Wilson and other non invariant terms in the action are made gauge invariant by the coupling with a nonlinear auxilary scalar field, omega. It is shown that omega decouples from the physical states only if appropriate parameters are tuned so as to satisfy a set of BRST identities. In addition, explicit ghost fields are necessary to ensure decoupling. These theories can give rise to the correct continuum limit. Similar considerations apply to schemes with mirror fermions. Simpler cases with a global chiral symmetry are discussed and it is shown that the theory becomes free at decoupling. Recent numerical simulations agree with those considerations.
Introduction to lattice gauge theory
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Gupta, R.
The lattice formulation of Quantum Field Theory (QFT) can be exploited in many ways. We can derive the lattice Feynman rules and carry out weak coupling perturbation expansions. The lattice then serves as a manifestly gauge invariant regularization scheme, albeit one that is more complicated than standard continuum schemes. Strong coupling expansions: these give us useful qualitative information, but unfortunately no hard numbers. The lattice theory is amenable to numerical simulations by which one calculates the long distance properties of a strongly interacting theory from first principles. The observables are measured as a function of the bare coupling g and a gauge invariant cut-off approx. = 1/alpha, where alpha is the lattice spacing. The continuum (physical) behavior is recovered in the limit alpha yields 0, at which point the lattice artifacts go to zero. This is the more powerful use of lattice formulation, so in these lectures the author focuses on setting up the theory for the purpose of numerical simulations to get hard numbers. The numerical techniques used in Lattice Gauge Theories have their roots in statistical mechanics, so it is important to develop an intuition for the interconnection between quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics.
Asymptotically Free Gauge Theories. I
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Wilczek, Frank; Gross, David J.
1973-07-01
Asymptotically free gauge theories of the strong interactions are constructed and analyzed. The reasons for doing this are recounted, including a review of renormalization group techniques and their application to scaling phenomena. The renormalization group equations are derived for Yang-Mills theories. The parameters that enter into the equations are calculated to lowest order and it is shown that these theories are asymptotically free. More specifically the effective coupling constant, which determines the ultraviolet behavior of the theory, vanishes for large space-like momenta. Fermions are incorporated and the construction of realistic models is discussed. We propose that the strong interactions be mediated by a "color" gauge group which commutes with SU(3)xSU(3). The problem of symmetry breaking is discussed. It appears likely that this would have a dynamical origin. It is suggested that the gauge symmetry might not be broken, and that the severe infrared singularities prevent the occurrence of non-color singlet physical states. The deep inelastic structure functions, as well as the electron position total annihilation cross section are analyzed. Scaling obtains up to calculable logarithmic corrections, and the naive lightcone or parton model results follow. The problems of incorporating scalar mesons and breaking the symmetry by the Higgs mechanism are explained in detail.
Solitons in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories
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Eto, M.; Isozumi, Y.; Nitta, M.; Ohashi, K.; Sakai, N.
2005-12-01
Recent results on BPS solitons in the Higgs phase of supersymmetric (SUSY) gauge theories with eight supercharges are reviewed. For U(NC) gauge theories with the NF(> NC) hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation, the total moduli space of walls are found to be the complex Grassmann manifold SU(NF)/[SU(NC) × SU(NF - NC) × U(1)]. The monopole in the Higgs phase has to accompany vortices, and preserves a 1/4 of SUSY. We find that walls are also allowed to coexist with them. We obtain all the solutions of such 1/4 BPS composite solitons in the strong coupling limit. Instantons in the Higgs phase is also obtained as 1/4 BPS states. As another instructive example, we take U(1) × U(1) gauge theories with four hypermultiplets. We find that the moduli space is the union of several special Lagrangian submanifolds of the Higgs branch vacua of the corresponding massless theory. We also observe transmutation of walls and repulsion and attraction of BPS walls. This is a review of recent works on the subject, which was given at the conference by N. Sakai.
Towards a Neuronal Gauge Theory
Sengupta, Biswa; Tozzi, Arturo; Cooray, Gerald K.; Douglas, Pamela K.; Friston, Karl J.
2016-01-01
Given the amount of knowledge and data accruing in the neurosciences, is it time to formulate a general principle for neuronal dynamics that holds at evolutionary, developmental, and perceptual timescales? In this paper, we propose that the brain (and other self-organised biological systems) can be characterised via the mathematical apparatus of a gauge theory. The picture that emerges from this approach suggests that any biological system (from a neuron to an organism) can be cast as resolving uncertainty about its external milieu, either by changing its internal states or its relationship to the environment. Using formal arguments, we show that a gauge theory for neuronal dynamics—based on approximate Bayesian inference—has the potential to shed new light on phenomena that have thus far eluded a formal description, such as attention and the link between action and perception. PMID:26953636
On magnetohydrodynamic gauge field theory
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Webb, G. M.; Anco, S. C.
2017-06-01
Clebsch potential gauge field theory for magnetohydrodynamics is developed based in part on the theory of Calkin (1963 Can. J. Phys. 41 2241-51). It is shown how the polarization vector {P} in Calkin’s approach naturally arises from the Lagrange multiplier constraint equation for Faraday’s equation for the magnetic induction {B} , or alternatively from the magnetic vector potential form of Faraday’s equation. Gauss’s equation, (divergence of {B} is zero) is incorporated in the variational principle by means of a Lagrange multiplier constraint. Noether’s theorem coupled with the gauge symmetries is used to derive the conservation laws for (a) magnetic helicity, (b) cross helicity, (c) fluid helicity for non-magnetized fluids, and (d) a class of conservation laws associated with curl and divergence equations which applies to Faraday’s equation and Gauss’s equation. The magnetic helicity conservation law is due to a gauge symmetry in MHD and not due to a fluid relabelling symmetry. The analysis is carried out for the general case of a non-barotropic gas in which the gas pressure and internal energy density depend on both the entropy S and the gas density ρ. The cross helicity and fluid helicity conservation laws in the non-barotropic case are nonlocal conservation laws that reduce to local conservation laws for the case of a barotropic gas. The connections between gauge symmetries, Clebsch potentials and Casimirs are developed. It is shown that the gauge symmetry functionals in the work of Henyey (1982 Phys. Rev. A 26 480-3) satisfy the Casimir determining equations.
Gravity: A gauge theory perspective
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Nester, James M.; Chen, Chiang-Mei
2016-07-01
The evolution of a generally covariant theory is under-determined. One hundred years ago such dynamics had never before been considered; its ramifications were perplexing, its future important role for all the fundamental interactions under the name gauge principle could not be foreseen. We recount some history regarding Einstein, Hilbert, Klein and Noether and the novel features of gravitational energy that led to Noether’s two theorems. Under-determined evolution is best revealed in the Hamiltonian formulation. We developed a covariant Hamiltonian formulation. The Hamiltonian boundary term gives covariant expressions for the quasi-local energy, momentum and angular momentum. Gravity can be considered as a gauge theory of the local Poincaré group. The dynamical potentials of the Poincaré gauge theory of gravity are the frame and the connection. The spacetime geometry has in general both curvature and torsion. Torsion naturally couples to spin; it could have a significant magnitude and yet not be noticed, except on a cosmological scale where it could have significant effects.
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Mack, G.
1995-04-01
Positing complex adaptive systems made of agents with relations between them that can be composed, it follows that they can be described by gauge theories similar to elementary particle theory and general relativity. By definition, a universal dynamics is able to determine the time development of any such system without need for further specification. The possibilities are limited, but one of them - reproduction fork dynamics - describes DNA replication and is the basis of biological life on earth. It is a universal copy machine and a renormalization group fixed point. A universal equation of motion in continuous time is also presented.
Positive Energy Conditions in 4D Conformal Field Theory
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Farnsworth, Kara; Luty, Markus; Prilepina, Valentina
2016-03-01
We argue that all consistent 4D quantum field theories obey a spacetime-averaged weak energy inequality avgT00 >= - C /L4 , where L is the size of the smearing region, and C is a positive constant that depends on the theory. If this condition is violated, the theory has states that are indistinguishable from states of negative total energy by any local measurement, and we expect instabilities or other inconsistencies. We apply this condition to 4D conformal field theories, and find that it places constraints on the OPE coefficients of the theory. The constraints we find are weaker than the ``conformal collider'' constraints of Hofman and Maldacena. We speculate that there may be theories that violate the Hofman-Maldacena bounds, but satisfy our bounds. In 3D CFTs, the only constraint we find is equivalent to the positivity of 2-point function of the energy-momentum tensor, which follows from unitarity. Our calculations are performed using momentum-space Wightman functions, which are remarkably simple functions of momenta, and may be of interest in their own right.
A nilpotent symmetry of quantum gauge theories
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Lahiri, Amitabha
2001-09-01
For the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin invariant extended action for any gauge theory, there exists another off-shell nilpotent symmetry. For linear gauges, it can be elevated to a symmetry of the quantum theory and used in the construction of the quantum effective action. Generalizations for nonlinear gauges and actions with higher-order ghost terms are also possible.
BRST symmetry in the general gauge theories
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Hyuk-Jae, Lee; Jae, Hyung, Yee
1994-01-01
By using the residual gauge symmetry interpretation of BRST invariance we have constructed a new BRST formulation for general gauge theories including those with open algebras. For theories with open gauge algebra the formulation leads to a BRST invariant effective action which does not contain any higher order terms in the ghost fields.
Invariance, symmetry and periodicity in gauge theories
Jackiw, R
1980-02-01
The interplay between gauge transformations and coordinate transformations is discussed; the theory will aid in understanding the mixing of space-time and internal degrees of freedom. The subject is presented under the following headings: coordinate transformation laws for arbitrary fields, coordinate transformation laws for gauge fields, properties of symmetric gauge fields, construction of symmetric gauge fields, physical significance of gauge transformations, and magnetic monopole topology without Higgs fields. The paper ends with conclusions and suggestions for further research. (RWR)
Positive energy conditions in 4D conformal field theory
Farnsworth, Kara; Luty, Markus A.; Prilepina, Valentina
2016-10-03
Here, we argue that all consistent 4D quantum field theories obey a spacetime-averaged weak energy inequality < T00 > ≥ –C/L4, where L is the size of the smearing region, and C is a positive constant that depends on the theory. If this condition is violated, the theory has states that are indistinguishable from states of negative total energy by any local measurement, and we expect instabilities or other inconsistencies. We apply this condition to 4D conformal field theories, and find that it places constraints on the OPE coefficients of the theory. The constraints we find are weaker than themore » “conformal collider” constraints of Hofman and Maldacena. In 3D CFTs, the only constraint we find is equivalent to the positivity of 2-point function of the energy-momentum tensor, which follows from unitarity. Our calculations are performed using momentum-space Wightman functions, which are remarkably simple functions of momenta, and may be of interest in their own right.« less
Positive energy conditions in 4D conformal field theory
Farnsworth, Kara; Luty, Markus A.; Prilepina, Valentina
2016-10-03
Here, we argue that all consistent 4D quantum field theories obey a spacetime-averaged weak energy inequality < T^{00} > ≥ –C/L^{4}, where L is the size of the smearing region, and C is a positive constant that depends on the theory. If this condition is violated, the theory has states that are indistinguishable from states of negative total energy by any local measurement, and we expect instabilities or other inconsistencies. We apply this condition to 4D conformal field theories, and find that it places constraints on the OPE coefficients of the theory. The constraints we find are weaker than the “conformal collider” constraints of Hofman and Maldacena. In _{3}D CFTs, the only constraint we find is equivalent to the positivity of 2-point function of the energy-momentum tensor, which follows from unitarity. Our calculations are performed using momentum-space Wightman functions, which are remarkably simple functions of momenta, and may be of interest in their own right.
Positive energy conditions in 4D conformal field theory
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Farnsworth, Kara; Luty, Markus A.; Prilepina, Valentina
2016-10-01
We argue that all consistent 4D quantum field theories obey a spacetime-averaged weak energy inequality < T 00> ≥ - C/L 4, where L is the size of the smearing region, and C is a positive constant that depends on the theory. If this condition is violated, the theory has states that are indistinguishable from states of negative total energy by any local measurement, and we expect instabilities or other inconsistencies. We apply this condition to 4D conformal field theories, and find that it places constraints on the OPE coefficients of the theory. The constraints we find are weaker than the "conformal collider" constraints of Hofman and Maldacena. In 3D CFTs, the only constraint we find is equivalent to the positivity of 2-point function of the energy-momentum tensor, which follows from unitarity. Our calculations are performed using momentum-space Wightman functions, which are remarkably simple functions of momenta, and may be of interest in their own right.
Superpotentials for Quiver Gauge Theories
Aspinwall, Paul S.; Fidkowski, Lukasz M.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.
2005-06-10
We compute superpotentials for quiver gauge theories arising from marginal D-Brane decay on collapsed del Pezzo cycles S in a Calabi-Yau X. This is done using the machinery of A{sub {infinity}} products in the derived category of coherent sheaves of X, which in turn is related to the derived category of S and quiver path algebras. We confirm that the superpotential is what one might have guessed from analyzing the moduli space, i.e., it is linear in the fields corresponding to the Exts of the quiver and that each such Ext multiplies a polynomial in Exts equal to precisely the relation represented by the Ext.
Gauge invariants and correlators in flavoured quiver gauge theories
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Mattioli, Paolo; Ramgoolam, Sanjaye
2016-10-01
In this paper we study the construction of holomorphic gauge invariant operators for general quiver gauge theories with flavour symmetries. Using a characterisation of the gauge invariants in terms of equivalence classes generated by permutation actions, along with representation theory results in symmetric groups and unitary groups, we give a diagonal basis for the 2-point functions of holomorphic and anti-holomorphic operators. This involves a generalisation of the previously constructed Quiver Restricted Schur operators to the flavoured case. The 3-point functions are derived and shown to be given in terms of networks of symmetric group branching coefficients. The networks are constructed through cutting and gluing operations on the quivers.
Orbifold reduction and 2d (0,2) gauge theories
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Franco, Sebastián; Lee, Sangmin; Seong, Rak-Kyeong
2017-03-01
We introduce Orbifold Reduction, a new method for generating 2 d (0 , 2) gauge theories associated to D1-branes probing singular toric Calabi-Yau 4-folds starting from 4 d N=1 gauge theories on D3-branes probing toric Calabi-Yau 3-folds. The new procedure generalizes dimensional reduction and orbifolding. In terms of T-dual configurations, it generates brane brick models starting from brane tilings. Orbifold reduction provides an agile approach for generating 2 d (0 , 2) theories with a brane realization. We present three practical applications of the new algorithm: the connection between 4 d Seiberg duality and 2 d triality, a combinatorial method for generating theories related by triality and a 2 d (0 , 2) generalization of the Klebanov-Witten mass deformation.
Gravitation and the gauge theory of dislocations
Sardanashvili, G.A.; Gogberashvili, M.Ya.
1988-09-01
The gauge theory of gravitation has long been dominated by the model of a gravitational field as a gauge field of the translation group. However, a fiber bundle analysis showed that one cannot identify these two fields. This led to the question concerning the physical meaning of the gauge fields of the translation group. The answer to this question can be given from the point of view of the gauge theory of dislocations. The argument stresses the special character of the gauge field of the translation group, not related to the Einstein gravity, and the incorrectness of the wide-spread attempts to represent gravity as a kind of space-time deformation.
4D superfield reduction of 5D orbifold SUGRA and heterotic M-theory
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Paccetti Correia, Filipe; Schmidt, Michael G.; Tavartkiladze, Zurab
2006-09-01
We present a detailed study of the reduction to 4D of 5D supergravity compactified on the S/Z orbifold. For this purpose we develop and employ a recently proposed N=1 conformal superfield description of the 5D supergravity couplings to Abelian vector and hypermultiplets. In particular, we obtain a unique relation of the "radion" to chiral superfields as in global 5D SUSY and we can embed the universal hypermultiplet into this formalism. In our approach, it is transparent how the superconformal structure of the effective 4D actions is inherited from the one of the original 5D supergravity. We consider both ungauged and gauged 5D supergravities. This includes compactifications in unwarped geometries, generalizations of the supersymmetric Randall-Sundrum (RS) model as well as 5D heterotic M-theory. In the unwarped case, after obtaining the effective Kähler potentials and superpotentials, we demonstrate that the tree-level 4D potentials have flat and/or tachyonic directions. One-loop corrections to the Kähler potential and gaugino condensation are presented as suitable tools for moduli stabilization to be discussed in subsequent work. Turning to the RS-like models, we obtain a master formula for the Kähler potential for an arbitrary number of vector and hyper moduli, which we evaluate exactly for special cases. Finally, we formulate the superfield description of 5D heterotic M-theory and obtain its effective 4D description for the universal ( h=1) case, in the presence of an arbitrary number of bulk 5-branes. We present, as a check of our expressions, time-dependent solutions of 4D heterotic M-theory, which uplift to 5D solutions generalizing the ones recently found in [W. Chen, Z.-W. Chong, G.W. Gibbons, H. Lü, C.N. Pope, Hořava-Witten stability: Eppur si muove, Nucl. Phys. B 732 (2006) 118, hep-th/0502077].
Semidirect gauge mediation in conformal windows of vectorlike gauge theories
Yanagida, T. T.; Yonekura, Kazuya
2010-06-15
Direct gauge mediation models using the Intriligator-Seiberg-Shih metastable vacua suffer from the Landau pole problem of the standard-model gauge couplings and the existence of R-symmetry forbidding gaugino masses. These problems may be solved by using the recently proposed supersymmetry (SUSY)-breaking models in a conformal window of the vectorlike SU(N{sub C}) gauge theory with gauge singlets. In this paper we propose a model of gauge mediation based on the SUSY-breaking model in the conformal window, and study the dynamics for SUSY breaking. In this model, there are massive vectorlike bifundamental fields charged under both SU(N{sub C}) and the standard-model gauge group, and our model can be regarded as a semidirect gauge mediation model. The color number N{sub C} can be small to avoid the Landau pole problem, and R symmetry is also broken under a reasonable assumption on the strong dynamics of the model. The model possesses only one free parameter, and the gaugino and sfermion masses are naturally of the same order.
Toward a gauge field theory of gravity.
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Yilmaz, H.
Joint use of two differential identities (Bianchi and Freud) permits a gauge field theory of gravity in which the gravitational energy is localizable. The theory is compatible with quantum mechanics and is experimentally viable.
Entanglement of Distillation for Lattice Gauge Theories
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Van Acoleyen, Karel; Bultinck, Nick; Haegeman, Jutho; Marien, Michael; Scholz, Volkher B.; Verstraete, Frank
2016-09-01
We study the entanglement structure of lattice gauge theories from the local operational point of view, and, similar to Soni and Trivedi [J. High Energy Phys. 1 (2016) 1], we show that the usual entanglement entropy for a spatial bipartition can be written as the sum of an undistillable gauge part and of another part corresponding to the local operations and classical communication distillable entanglement, which is obtained by depolarizing the local superselection sectors. We demonstrate that the distillable entanglement is zero for pure Abelian gauge theories at zero gauge coupling, while it is in general nonzero for the non-Abelian case. We also consider gauge theories with matter, and show in a perturbative approach how area laws—including a topological correction—emerge for the distillable entanglement. Finally, we also discuss the entanglement entropy of gauge fixed states and show that it has no relation to the physical distillable entropy.
Graph Zeta function and gauge theories
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He, Yang-Hui
2011-03-01
Along the recently trodden path of studying certain number theoretic properties of gauge theories, especially supersymmetric theories whose vacuum manifolds are non-trivial, we investigate Ihara's Graph Zeta Function for large classes of quiver theories and periodic tilings by bi-partite graphs. In particular, we examine issues such as the spectra of the adjacency and whether the gauge theory satisfies the strong and weak versions of the graph theoretical analogue of the Riemann Hypothesis.
Global anomalies in Chiral Lattice Gauge Theory
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Bär, Oliver; Campos, Isabel
As first realized by Witten an SU(2) gauge theory coupled to a single Weyl fermion suffers from a global anomaly. This problem is addressed here in the context of the recent developments on chiral gauge theories on the lattice. We find Witten's anomaly manifests in the impossibility of defining globally a fermion measure that reproduces the proper continuum limit. Moreover, following Witten's original argument, we check numerically the crossing of the lowest eigenvalues of Neuberger's operator along a path connecting two gauge fields that differ by a topologically non-trivial gauge transformation.
A supersymmetric extension of quantum gauge theory
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Grigore, D. R.; Scharf, G.
2003-01-01
We consider a supersymmetric extension of quantum gauge theory based on a vector multiplet containing supersymmetric partners of spin 3/2 for the vector fields. The constructions of the model follows closely the usual construction of gauge models in the Epstein-Glaser framework for perturbative field theory. Accordingly, all the arguments are completely of quantum nature without reference to a classical supersymmetric theory. As an application we consider the supersymmetric electroweak theory. The resulting self-couplings of the gauge bosons agree with the standard model up to a divergence.
Topological interactions in broken gauge theories
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de Wild Propitius, Mark
1995-11-01
This thesis deals with planar gauge theories in which some gauge group G is spontaneously broken to a finite subgroup H. The spectrum consists of magnetic vortices, global H charges and dyonic combinations exhibiting topological Aharonov-Bohm interactions. Among other things, we review the Hopf algebra D(H) related to this residual discrete H gauge theory, which provides an unified description of the spin, braid and fusion properties of the aforementioned particles. The implications of adding a Chern-Simons (CS) term to these models are also addressed. We recall that the CS actions for a compact gauge group G are classified by the cohomology group H^4(BG,Z). For finite groups H this classification boils down to the cohomology group H^3(H,U(1)). Thus the different CS actions for a finite group H are given by the inequivalent 3-cocycles of H. It is argued that adding a CS action for the broken gauge group G leads to additional topological interactions for the vortices governed by a 3-cocycle for the residual finite gauge group H determined by a natural homomorphism from H^4(BG,Z) to H^3(H,U(1)). Accordingly, the related Hopf algebra D(H) is deformed into a quasi-Hopf algebra. These general considerations are illustrated by CS theories in which the direct product of some U(1) gauge groups is broken to a finite subgroup H. It turns out that not all conceivable 3-cocycles for finite abelian gauge groups H can be obtained in this way. Those that are not reached are the most interesting. A Z_2 x Z_2 x Z_2 CS theory given by such a 3-cocycle, for instance, is dual to an ordinary gauge theory with nonabelian gauge group the dihedral group of order eight. Finally, the CS theories with nonabelian finite gauge group a dihedral or double dihedral group are also discussed in full detail.
Nonperturbative Regulator for Chiral Gauge Theories?
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Grabowska, Dorota M.; Kaplan, David B.
2016-05-01
We propose a nonperturbative gauge-invariant regulator for d -dimensional chiral gauge theories on the lattice. The method involves simulating domain wall fermions in d +1 dimensions with quantum gauge fields that reside on one d -dimensional surface and are extended into the bulk via gradient flow. The result is a theory of gauged fermions plus mirror fermions, where the mirror fermions couple to the gauge fields via a form factor that becomes exponentially soft with the separation between domain walls. The resultant theory has a local d -dimensional interpretation only if the chiral fermion representation is anomaly free. A physical realization of this construction would imply the existence of mirror fermions in the standard model that are invisible except for interactions induced by vacuum topology, and which could gravitate differently than conventional matter.
Numerical techniques for lattice gauge theories
Creutz, M.
1981-02-06
The motivation for formulating gauge theories on a lattice is reviewed. Monte Carlo simulation techniques are then discussed for these systems. Finally, the Monte Carlo methods are combined with renormalization group analysis to give strong numerical evidence for confinement of quarks by non-Abelian gauge fields.
Reducible gauge theories in very special relativity
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Upadhyay, Sudhaker
2015-12-01
In this paper we analyze the tensor field (reducible gauge) theories in the context of very special relativity (VSR). Particularly, we study the VSR gauge symmetry as well as VSR BRST symmetry of Kalb-Ramond and Abelian 3-form fields involving a fixed null vector. We observe that the Kalb-Ramond and Abelian 3-form fields and corresponding ghosts get masses in the VSR framework. The effective action in VSR-type axial gauge is greatly simplified compared with the VSR-type Lorenz gauge. Further, we quantize these models using a Batalin-Vilkovisy (BV) formulation in VSR.
Gauge transformations and fiber bundle theory
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Socolovsky, M.
1991-09-01
The relationship between the group Γ of pure gauge transformations of Atiyah, Hitchin, and Singer [Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. A 362, 425 (1978)] of a principal fiber bundle and the group G of gauge transformations consisting of the direct product of the local gauge groups on the base space is studied. Γ is an invariant subgroup of G and the quotient G/Γ is identified with the group of inequivalent gauge transformations. In the framework of the category of principal fiber bundles with connections, a natural explanation for the relevance of the group Γ in the classical and quantum theories of gauge fields is presented. The paper is made self-contained by an introductory discussion of the concepts of principal coordinate fiber bundle (gauge fixed principal fiber bundle) and principal fiber bundle, and of the equivalence between the three different versions of the group of vertical automorphisms of the bundle.
Weyl gravity as a gauge theory
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Trujillo, Juan Teancum
In 1920, Rudolf Bach proposed an action based on the square of the Weyl tensor or CabcdCabcd where the Weyl tensor is an invariant under a scaling of the metric. A variation of the metric leads to the field equation known as the Bach equation. In this dissertation, the same action is analyzed, but as a conformal gauge theory. It is shown that this action is a result of a particular gauging of this group. By treating it as a gauge theory, it is natural to vary all of the gauge fields independently, rather than performing the usual fourth-order metric variation only. We show that solutions of the resulting vacuum field equations are all solutions to the vacuum Einstein equation, up to a conformal factor---a result consistent with local scale freedom. We also show how solutions for the gauge fields imply there is no gravitational self energy.
Hidden simplicity of gauge theory amplitudes
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Drummond, J. M.
2010-11-01
These notes were given as lectures at the CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings and Gauge Theory 2010. We describe the structure of scattering amplitudes in gauge theories, focussing on the maximally supersymmetric theory to highlight the hidden symmetries which appear. Using the Britto, Cachzo, Feng and Witten (BCFW) recursion relations we solve the tree-level S-matrix in \\ {N}=4 super Yang-Mills theory and describe how it produces a sum of invariants of a large symmetry algebra. We review amplitudes in the planar theory beyond tree level, describing the connection between amplitudes and Wilson loops, and discuss the implications of the hidden symmetries.
Noncommutative Gauge Theory with Covariant Star Product
Zet, G.
2010-08-04
We present a noncommutative gauge theory with covariant star product on a space-time with torsion. In order to obtain the covariant star product one imposes some restrictions on the connection of the space-time. Then, a noncommutative gauge theory is developed applying this product to the case of differential forms. Some comments on the advantages of using a space-time with torsion to describe the gravitational field are also given.
Lattice gauge theories and spin models
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Mathur, Manu; Sreeraj, T. P.
2016-10-01
The Wegner Z2 gauge theory-Z2 Ising spin model duality in (2 +1 ) dimensions is revisited and derived through a series of canonical transformations. The Kramers-Wannier duality is similarly obtained. The Wegner Z2 gauge-spin duality is directly generalized to SU(N) lattice gauge theory in (2 +1 ) dimensions to obtain the SU(N) spin model in terms of the SU(N) magnetic fields and their conjugate SU(N) electric scalar potentials. The exact and complete solutions of the Z2, U(1), SU(N) Gauss law constraints in terms of the corresponding spin or dual potential operators are given. The gauge-spin duality naturally leads to a new gauge invariant magnetic disorder operator for SU(N) lattice gauge theory which produces a magnetic vortex on the plaquette. A variational ground state of the SU(2) spin model with nearest neighbor interactions is constructed to analyze SU(2) gauge theory.
Borel Summability of Perturbative Series in 4D N=2 and 5D N=1 Supersymmetric Theories.
Honda, Masazumi
2016-05-27
We study weak coupling perturbative series in 4D N=2 and 5D N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories with Lagrangians. We prove that the perturbative series of these theories in the zero-instanton sector are Borel summable for various observables. Our result for the 4D N=2 case supports an expectation from a recent proposal on a semiclassical realization of infrared renormalons in QCD-like theories, where the semiclassical solution does not exist in N=2 theories and the perturbative series are unambiguous, namely, Borel summable. We also prove that the perturbative series in an arbitrary number of instanton sectors are Borel summable for a wide class of theories. It turns out that exact results can be obtained by summing over the Borel resummations with every instanton number.
4d/3d reduction of s-confining theories: the role of the "exotic" D instantons
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Amariti, Antonio
2016-02-01
The reduction of 4d Seiberg duality to 3d by compactification on a circle is possible if finite size effects are considered. These effects boil down to the contribution of KK monopole operators acting as instantons in 3d, and they are crucial to preserve the 4d duality in 3d. This mechanism has been reproduced in string theory by T-duality on the type IIA brane setup. In some cases the 4d dual "magnetic" theories are IR confined descriptions of the UV gauge theories. In these cases the monopoles are absent in the IR dynamics and the mechanism of reduction of the 4d duality has to be modified. In this paper we investigate such modification in the brane setup. The main observation behind our analysis is that in the 4d case the superpotential of the confined theories can been obtained also from the "exotic" contribution of a D0 brane, a stringy instanton. When considering these configurations we reproduce the field theory results in the brane setup. We study both the unitary and the symplectic case. As a further check we provide the interpretation of the mechanism in terms of localization.
On perturbative gravity and gauge theory
Dixon, L.
2000-02-14
The authors review some applications of tree-level (classical) relations between gravity and gauge theory that follow from string theory. Together with D-dimensional unitarily, these relations can be used to perturbatively quantize gravity theories, i.e. They contain the necessary information for obtaining loop contributions. The authors also review recent applications of these ideas showing that N = 1, D = 11 supergravity diverges, and review arguments that N = 8, D = 4 supergravity is less divergent than previously thought, though it does appear to diverge at five loops. Finally, the authors describe field variables for the Einstein-Hilbert Lagrangian that help clarify the perturbative relationship between gravity and gauge theory.
Flux compactifications, dual gauge theories and supersymmetry breaking
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Torroba, Gonzalo
The nonholomorphic sector of four dimensional theories with N = 1 supersymmetry that arises from string compactifications is analyzed, and new models of supersymmetry breaking (both in string and field theory) are presented. The dissertation combines three complementary viewpoints. First, space-time effects in 4d supergravity are studied from type IIB string theory compactified on warped Calabi-Yau manifolds with fluxes. The vacuum structure of supersymmetric flux compactifications is well understood and our aim is to extend this to include space-time dependence in the presence of nontrivial warping. Going beyond the static limit is required in order to compute kinetic terms and masses. We develop formalism for identifying the microscopic 10d fluctuations that give rise to fields in the low energy 4d theory, and we present a general formula for their kinetic terms. As an application, the effective theories for the universal Kahler modulus and the complex modulus of the warped deformed conifold are determined. The full effective action for warped compactifications is calculated to quadratic order, including both 4d zero modes and their light Kaluza-Klein excitations. Next, using gauge/gravity dualities, we consider the previous results from the gauge theory side. The focus is on the warped deformed conifold, which is dual to the Klebanov-Strassler gauge theory. In the infrared it reduces to four dimensional pure super Yang-Mills, corresponding to D5 branes in the resolved conifold. The closed string analysis reveals a new term in the Kahler potential for the complex modulus, which has important effects on the low energy theory. It is suggested that this term has a natural interpretation in the dual gauge theory, in terms of the composite nature of the gaugino condensate. Finally, new models of supersymmetry breaking are developed. From the string theory side, we analyze supersymmetry breaking by anti-self-dual flux in the deformed conifold. The theory develops a
Irregular blocks, N = 2 gauge theory and Mathieu system
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Piatek, M. R.; Pietrykowski, A. R.
2016-01-01
The Alday-Gayotto-Tachikawa (AGT) conjecture relates 4d N = 2, SU(2) SYM theories with Nf matter hypermultiplets to 2d CFT. In case of pure 4d N = 2, SU(2) SYM there is a corresponding irregular conformal block in 2d CFT. The AGT correspondence may be extended within a certain limit (the Nekrasov-Shataschvili limit) to the correspondence between an effective twisted superpotentials of 2d N = 2 SUSY and the Zamolodchikov's “classical” conformal blocks. When narrowed to the pure 4d N = 2 SYM case its limit is related to an irregular classical conformal block. It will be shown that according to the triple correspondence (2dCFT/Gauge/Bethe - c.f. Piatek's talk) the irregular classical conformal block yields spectrum of Mathieu operator. The latter can be obtained as a “classical” limit of the null vector decoupling equation for three-point degenerate irregular block. It will also be shown that the Mathieu spectrum can be also obtained from the limit of the pure gauge theory as a solution of the saddle point equation as well as from the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization of the Seiberg-Witten theory.
Quantum Gauge Theories : A True Ghost Story
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Scharf, Gunter
2001-03-01
An innovative new treatment of particle physics using quantum gauge theory as its basis If regarded as operator theories, ghost fields play a very important role in quantum gauge theory, which forms the basis of modern particle physics. The author argues that all known forces in nature-electromagnetism, weak and strong forces, and gravity-follow in a unique way from the basic principle of quantum gauge invariance. Using that as a starting point, this volume discusses gauge theories as quantum theories, as part of a streamlined modern approach. The simplicity of using only this one method throughout the book allows the reader a clear understanding of the mathematical structure of nature, while this modern and mathematically well-defined approach elucidates the standard theory of particle physics without overburdening the reader with the full range of various ideas and methods. Though the subject matter requires a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, the book's unprecedented and uncomplicated coverage will offer readers little difficulty. This revolutionary volume is suitable for graduate students and researchers alike and includes a completely new treatment of gravity as well as important new ideas on massive gauge fields.
Topological resolution of gauge theory singularities
Saracco, Fabio; Tomasiello, Alessandro; Torroba, Gonzalo
2013-08-21
Some gauge theories with Coulomb branches exhibit singularities in perturbation theory, which are usually resolved by nonperturbative physics. In string theory this corresponds to the resolution of timelike singularities near the core of orientifold planes by effects from F or M theory. We propose a new mechanism for resolving Coulomb branch singularities in three-dimensional gauge theories, based on Chern-Simons interactions. This is illustrated in a supersymmetric S U ( 2 ) Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons theory. We calculate the one-loop corrections to the Coulomb branch of this theory and find a result that interpolates smoothly between the high-energy metric (that would exhibit the singularity) and a regular singularity-free low-energy result. We suggest possible applications to singularity resolution in string theory and speculate a relationship to a similar phenomenon for the orientifold six-plane in massive IIA supergravity.
Algebraic formulation of higher gauge theory
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Zucchini, Roberto
2017-06-01
In this paper, we present a purely algebraic formulation of higher gauge theory and gauged sigma models based on the abstract theory of graded commutative algebras and their morphisms. The formulation incorporates naturally Becchi - Rouet -Stora - Tyutin (BRST) symmetry and is also suitable for Alexandrov - Kontsevich - Schwartz-Zaboronsky (AKSZ) type constructions. It is also shown that for a full-fledged Batalin-Vilkovisky formulation including ghost degrees of freedom, higher gauge and gauged sigma model fields must be viewed as internal smooth functions on the shifted tangent bundle of a space-time manifold valued in a shifted L∞-algebroid encoding symmetry. The relationship to other formulations where the L∞-algebroid arises from a higher Lie groupoid by Lie differentiation is highlighted.
Origin of gauge invariance in string theory
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Horowitz, G. T.; Strominger, A.
1986-01-01
A first quantization of the space-time embedding Chi exp mu and the world-sheet metric rho of the open bosonic string. The world-sheet metric rho decouples from S-matrix elements in 26 dimensions. This formulation of the theory naturally includes 26-dimensional gauge transformations. The gauge invariance of S-matrix elements is a direct consequence of the decoupling of rho. Second quantization leads to a string field Phi(Chi exp mu, rho) with a gauge-covariant equation of motion.
Discrete gauge symmetry in continuum theories
Krauss, L.M.; Wilczek, F.
1989-03-13
We point out that local symmetries can masquerade as discrete global symmetries to an observer equipped with only low-energy probes. The existence of the underlying local gauge invariance can, however, result in observable Aharonov-Bohm-type effects. Black holes can therefore carry discrete gauge charges: a form of nonclassical ''hair.'' Neither black-hole evaporation, wormholes, nor anything else can violate discrete gauge symmetries. In supersymmetric unified theories such discrete symmetries can forbid proton-decay amplitudes that might otherwise be catastrophic.
Entanglement in weakly coupled lattice gauge theories
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Radičević, Ðorđe
2016-04-01
We present a direct lattice gauge theory computation that, without using dualities, demonstrates that the entanglement entropy of Yang-Mills theories with arbitrary gauge group G contains a generic logarithmic term at sufficiently weak coupling e. In two spatial dimensions, for a region of linear size r, this term equals 1/2 dim( G) log( e 2 r) and it dominates the universal part of the entanglement entropy. Such logarithmic terms arise from the entanglement of the softest mode in the entangling region with the environment. For Maxwell theory in two spatial dimensions, our results agree with those obtained by dualizing to a compact scalar with spontaneous symmetry breaking.
Pion masses in quasiconformal gauge field theories
Dietrich, Dennis D.; Jaervinen, Matti
2009-03-01
We study modifications to Weinberg-like sum rules in quasiconformal gauge field theories. Beyond the two Weinberg sum rules and the oblique S parameter, we study the pion mass and the X parameter. Especially, we evaluate the pion mass for walking technicolor theories, in particular, minimal walking technicolor, and find contributions of the order of up to several hundred GeV.
Enlarged gauge symmetry of gravitation theory
Komar, A.
1984-07-15
The gauge group of the general theory of relativity is extended to local GL(4,R). The purpose of this extension is to provide the freedom for regularizing the operators which occur upon quantizing the theory. Under certain natural requirements the extension is shown to be essentially unique.
Gauge theories in anti-selfdual variables
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Bochicchio, Marco; Pilloni, Alessandro
2013-09-01
Some years ago the Nicolai map, viewed as a change of variables from the gauge connection in a fixed gauge to the anti-selfdual part of the curvature, has been extended by the first named author to pure Yang-Mills from its original definition in = 1 supersymmetric Yang-Mills. We study here the perturbative one-particle irreducible effective action in the anti-selfdual variables of any gauge theory, in particular pure Yang-Mills, QCD and = 1 supersymmetric Yang-Mills. We prove that the one-loop one-particle irreducible effective action of a gauge theory mapped to the anti-selfdual variables in any gauge is identical to the one of the original theory. This is due to the conspiracy between the Jacobian of the change to the anti-selfdual variables and an extra functional determinant that arises from the non-linearity of the coupling of the anti-selfdual curvature to an external source in the Legendre transform that defines the one-particle irreducible effective action. Hence we establish the one-loop perturbative equivalence of the mapped and original theories on the basis of the identity of the one-loop one-particle irreducible effective actions. Besides, we argue that the identity of the perturbative one-particle irreducible effective actions extends order by order in perturbation theory.
Dimensionally Compactified Chern-Simon Theory in 5D as a Gravitation Theory in 4D
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Morales, Ivan; Neves, Bruno; Oporto, Zui; Piguet, Olivier
We propose a gravitation theory in 4 dimensional space-time obtained by compacting to 4 dimensions the five dimensional topological Chern-Simons theory with the gauge group SO(1,5) or SO(2,4) - the de Sitter or anti-de Sitter group of 5-dimensional space-time. In the resulting theory, torsion, which is solution of the field equations as in any gravitation theory in the first order formalism, is not necessarily zero. However, a cosmological solution with zero torsion exists, which reproduces the Lambda-CDM cosmological solution of General Relativity. A realistic solution with spherical symmetry is also obtained.
Minimal Basis for Gauge Theory Amplitudes
Bjerrum-Bohr, N. E. J.; Damgaard, Poul H.; Vanhove, Pierre
2009-10-16
Identities based on monodromy for integrations in string theory are used to derive relations between different color-ordered tree-level amplitudes in both bosonic and supersymmetric string theory. These relations imply that the color-ordered tree-level n-point gauge theory amplitudes can be expanded in a minimal basis of (n-3)exclamation amplitudes. This result holds for any choice of polarizations of the external states and in any number of dimensions.
Recursion equations in gauge field theories
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Migdal, A. A.
An approximate recursion equation is formulated, describing the scale transformation of the effective action of a gauge field. In two-dimensional space-time the equation becomes exact. In four-dimensional theories it reproduces asymptotic freedom to an accuracy of 30% in the coefficients of the β-function. In the strong-coupling region the β-function remains negative and this results in an asymptotic prison in the infrared region. Possible generalizations and applications to the quark-gluon gauge theory are discussed.
Gauge Theories Labelled by Three-Manifolds
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Dimofte, Tudor; Gaiotto, Davide; Gukov, Sergei
2014-01-01
We propose a dictionary between geometry of triangulated 3-manifolds and physics of three-dimensional gauge theories. Under this duality, standard operations on triangulated 3-manifolds and various invariants thereof (classical as well as quantum) find a natural interpretation in field theory. For example, independence of the SL(2) Chern-Simons partition function on the choice of triangulation translates to a statement that partition functions of two mirror 3d gauge theories are equal. Three-dimensional field theories associated to 3-manifolds can be thought of as theories that describe boundary conditions and duality walls in four-dimensional SCFTs, thus making the whole construction functorial with respect to cobordisms and gluing.
National Computational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory
Brower, Richard C.
2014-04-15
SciDAC-2 Project The Secret Life of Quarks: National Computational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory, from March 15, 2011 through March 14, 2012. The objective of this project is to construct the software needed to study quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong interactions of sub-atomic physics, and other strongly coupled gauge field theories anticipated to be of importance in the energy regime made accessible by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It builds upon the successful efforts of the SciDAC-1 project National Computational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory, in which a QCD Applications Programming Interface (QCD API) was developed that enables lattice gauge theorists to make effective use of a wide variety of massively parallel computers. This project serves the entire USQCD Collaboration, which consists of nearly all the high energy and nuclear physicists in the United States engaged in the numerical study of QCD and related strongly interacting quantum field theories. All software developed in it is publicly available, and can be downloaded from a link on the USQCD Collaboration web site, or directly from the github repositories with entrance linke http://usqcd-software.github.io
Gravity as the square of gauge theory
Bern, Zvi; Dennen, Tristan; Huang Yutin; Kiermaier, Michael
2010-09-15
We explore consequences of the recently discovered duality between color and kinematics, which states that kinematic numerators in a diagrammatic expansion of gauge-theory amplitudes can be arranged to satisfy Jacobi-like identities in one-to-one correspondence to the associated color factors. Using on-shell recursion relations, we give a field-theory proof showing that the duality implies that diagrammatic numerators in gravity are just the product of two corresponding gauge-theory numerators, as previously conjectured. These squaring relations express gravity amplitudes in terms of gauge-theory ingredients, and are a recasting of the Kawai, Lewellen, and Tye relations. Assuming that numerators of loop amplitudes can be arranged to satisfy the duality, our tree-level proof immediately carries over to loop level via the unitarity method. We then present a Yang-Mills Lagrangian whose diagrams through five points manifestly satisfy the duality between color and kinematics. The existence of such Lagrangians suggests that the duality also extends to loop amplitudes, as confirmed at two and three loops in a concurrent paper. By ''squaring'' the novel Yang-Mills Lagrangian we immediately obtain its gravity counterpart. We outline the general structure of these Lagrangians for higher points. We also write down various new representations of gauge-theory and gravity amplitudes that follow from the duality between color and kinematics.
Wilson loops in supersymmetric gauge theories
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Pestun, Vasily
This thesis is devoted to several exact computations in four-dimensional supersymmetric gauge field theories. In the first part of the thesis we prove conjecture due to Erickson-Semenoff-Zarembo and Drukker-Gross which relates supersymmetric circular Wilson loop operators in the N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with a Gaussian matrix model. We also compute the partition function and give a new matrix model formula for the expectation value of a supersymmetric circular Wilson loop operator for the pure N = 2 and the N* = 2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on a four-sphere. Circular supersymmetric Wilson loops in four-dimensional N = 2 superconformal gauge theory are treated similarly. In the second part we consider supersymmetric Wilson loops of arbitrary shape restricted to a two-dimensional sphere in the four-dimensional N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. We show that expectation value for these Wilson loops can be exactly computed using a two-dimensional theory closely related to the topological two-dimensional Higgs-Yang-Mills theory, or two-dimensional Yang-Mills theory for the complexified gauge group.
Gauge Field Theories, 2nd Edition
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Frampton, Paul H.
2000-08-01
The first edition of Gauge Field Theories, published in 1985, quickly became widely used in universities and other institutions of higher learning around the world. Written by well-known physicist Paul Frampton, the new edition continues to offer a first-rate mathematical treatment of gauge field theories, while thoroughly updating all chapters to keep pace with developments in the field. Frampton emphasizes formalism rather than experiments and provides sufficient detail for readers wishing to do their own calculations or pursue theoretical physics research. Special features of the Second Edition include: * Improved, logical organization of the material on gauge invariance, quantization, and renormalization * Major revision of the chapter on electroweak interactions, incorporating the latest precision data and discovery of the top quark * Discussions of renormalization group and quantum chromodynamics * A completely new chapter on model building
All Chern-Simons invariants of 4D, N = 1 gauged superform hierarchies
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Becker, Katrin; Becker, Melanie; Linch, William D.; Randall, Stephen; Robbins, Daniel
2017-04-01
We give a geometric description of supersymmetric gravity/(non-)abelian p-form hierarchies in superspaces with 4D, N = 1 super-Poincaré invariance. These hierarchies give rise to Chern-Simons-like invariants, such as those of the 5D, N = 1 graviphoton and the eleven-dimensional 3-form but also generalizations such as Green-Schwarz-like/ BF -type couplings. Previous constructions based on prepotential superfields are reinterpreted in terms of p-forms in superspace thereby elucidating the underlying geometry. This vastly simplifies the calculations of superspace field-strengths, Bianchi identities, and Chern-Simons invariants. Using this, we prove the validity of a recursive formula for the conditions defining these actions for any such tensor hierarchy. Solving it at quadratic and cubic orders, we recover the known results for the BF -type and cubic Chern-Simons actions. As an application, we compute the quartic invariant ˜ AdAdAdA + . . . relevant, for example, to seven-dimensional supergravity compactifications.
Monte Carlo algorithms for lattice gauge theory
Creutz, M.
1987-05-01
Various techniques are reviewed which have been used in numerical simulations of lattice gauge theories. After formulating the problem, the Metropolis et al. algorithm and some interesting variations are discussed. The numerous proposed schemes for including fermionic fields in the simulations are summarized. Langevin, microcanonical, and hybrid approaches to simulating field theories via differential evolution in a fictitious time coordinate are treated. Some speculations are made on new approaches to fermionic simulations.
Gürdoğan, Ömer; Kazakov, Vladimir
2016-11-11
We introduce a family of new integrable quantum field theories in four dimensions by considering the γ-deformed N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills (SYM) theory in the double scaling limit of large imaginary twists and small coupling. This limit discards the gauge fields and retains only certain Yukawa and scalar interactions with three arbitrary effective couplings. In the 't Hooft limit, these 4D theories are integrable, and contain a wealth of conformal correlators such that the whole arsenal of AdS/CFT integrability remains applicable. As a special case of these models, we obtain a quantum field theory of two complex scalars with a chiral, quartic interaction. The Berenstein-Maldacena-Nastase vacuum anomalous dimension is dominated in each loop order by a single "wheel" graph, whose bulk represents an integrable "fishnet" graph. This explicitly demonstrates the all-loop integrability of gamma-deformed planar N=4 SYM theory, at least in our limit. Using this feature and integrability results we provide an explicit conjecture for the periods of double-wheel graphs with an arbitrary number of spokes in terms of multiple zeta values of limited depth.
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Gürdoǧan, Ömer; Kazakov, Vladimir
2016-11-01
We introduce a family of new integrable quantum field theories in four dimensions by considering the γ -deformed N =4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills (SYM) theory in the double scaling limit of large imaginary twists and small coupling. This limit discards the gauge fields and retains only certain Yukawa and scalar interactions with three arbitrary effective couplings. In the `t Hooft limit, these 4D theories are integrable, and contain a wealth of conformal correlators such that the whole arsenal of AdS /CFT integrability remains applicable. As a special case of these models, we obtain a quantum field theory of two complex scalars with a chiral, quartic interaction. The Berenstein-Maldacena-Nastase vacuum anomalous dimension is dominated in each loop order by a single "wheel" graph, whose bulk represents an integrable "fishnet" graph. This explicitly demonstrates the all-loop integrability of gamma-deformed planar N =4 SYM theory, at least in our limit. Using this feature and integrability results we provide an explicit conjecture for the periods of double-wheel graphs with an arbitrary number of spokes in terms of multiple zeta values of limited depth.
{{P}}^1 -bundle bases and the prevalence of non-Higgsable structure in 4D F-theory models
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Halverson, James; Taylor, Washington
2015-09-01
We explore a large class of F-theory compactifications to four dimensions. We find evidence that gauge groups that cannot be Higgsed without breaking supersymmetry, often accompanied by associated matter fields, are a ubiquitous feature in the landscape of N=1 4D F-theory constructions. In particular, we study 4D F-theory models that arise from compactification on threefold bases that are {{P}}^1 bundles over certain toric surfaces. These bases are one natural analogue to the minimal models for base surfaces for 6D F-theory compactifications. Of the roughly 100,000 bases that we study, only 80 are weak Fano bases in which there are no automatic singularities on the associated elliptic Calabi-Yau fourfolds, and 98.3% of the bases have geometrically non-Higgsable gauge factors. The {{P}}^1 -bundle threefold bases we analyze contain a wide range of distinct surface topologies that support geometrically non-Higgsable clusters. Many of the bases that we consider contain SU(3) × SU(2) seven-brane clusters for generic values of deformation moduli; we analyze the relative frequency of this combination relative to the other four possible two-factor non-Higgsable product groups, as well as various other features such as geometrically non-Higgsable candidates for dark matter structure and phenomenological (SU(2)-charged) Higgs fields.
Induced gauge theories and W gravity
Schoutens, K. . Inst. for Theoretical Physics); Sevrin, A. ); van Nieuwenhuizen, P. . Theory Div. State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY . Inst. for Theoretical Physics)
1991-11-01
We review some aspects of induced gauge theories in two dimensions. We focus on W{sub 3} gravity, paying particular attention to the treatment of the non-linearities inherent to W gravity. We show that the induced action {Gamma}{sub ind}(h,b) for chiral W{sub 3} in the c {yields} {plus minus}infinity limit is obtained from the induced action of a gauged Sl(3,R) Wess-Zumino-Witten model by imposing constraints on some of the affine currents. Subsequently we investigate the effective action, which is obtained by integrating the induced action over the gauge fields. We show perturbatively that certain subleading terms which appear in the induced action for finite c (and which are related to nonlocal terms in the Ward identifies) get canceled by similar terms due to loop corrections, and we propose an all-order result for the effective action.
Induced gauge theories and W gravity
Schoutens, K.; Sevrin, A.; van Nieuwenhuizen, P. |
1991-11-01
We review some aspects of induced gauge theories in two dimensions. We focus on W{sub 3} gravity, paying particular attention to the treatment of the non-linearities inherent to W gravity. We show that the induced action {Gamma}{sub ind}[h,b] for chiral W{sub 3} in the c {yields} {plus_minus}infinity limit is obtained from the induced action of a gauged Sl(3,R) Wess-Zumino-Witten model by imposing constraints on some of the affine currents. Subsequently we investigate the effective action, which is obtained by integrating the induced action over the gauge fields. We show perturbatively that certain subleading terms which appear in the induced action for finite c (and which are related to nonlocal terms in the Ward identifies) get canceled by similar terms due to loop corrections, and we propose an all-order result for the effective action.
Local renormalizable gauge theories from nonlocal operators
Capri, M.A.L. Lemes, V.E.R. Sobreiro, R.F. Sorella, S.P. Thibes, R.
2008-03-15
The possibility that nonlocal operators might be added to the Yang-Mills action is investigated. We point out that there exists a class of nonlocal operators which lead to renormalizable gauge theories. These operators turn out to be localizable by means of the introduction of auxiliary fields. The renormalizability is thus ensured by the symmetry content exhibited by the resulting local theory. The example of the nonlocal operator Tr{integral}A{sub {mu}}1/(D{sup 2}) A{sub {mu}} is analyzed in detail. A few remarks on the possible role that these operators might have for confining theories are outlined.
Gauged supersymmetries in Yang-Mills theory
Tissier, Matthieu; Wschebor, Nicolas
2009-03-15
In this paper we show that Yang-Mills theory in the Curci-Ferrari-Delbourgo-Jarvis gauge admits some up to now unknown local linear Ward identities. These identities imply some nonrenormalization theorems with practical simplifications for perturbation theory. We show, in particular, that all renormalization factors can be extracted from two-point functions. The Ward identities are shown to be related to supergauge transformations in the superfield formalism for Yang-Mills theory. The case of nonzero Curci-Ferrari mass is also addressed.
Gauged supersymmetries in Yang-Mills theory
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Tissier, Matthieu; Wschebor, Nicolás
2009-03-01
In this paper we show that Yang-Mills theory in the Curci-Ferrari-Delbourgo-Jarvis gauge admits some up to now unknown local linear Ward identities. These identities imply some nonrenormalization theorems with practical simplifications for perturbation theory. We show, in particular, that all renormalization factors can be extracted from two-point functions. The Ward identities are shown to be related to supergauge transformations in the superfield formalism for Yang-Mills theory. The case of nonzero Curci-Ferrari mass is also addressed.
On Painlevé/gauge theory correspondence
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Bonelli, Giulio; Lisovyy, Oleg; Maruyoshi, Kazunobu; Sciarappa, Antonio; Tanzini, Alessandro
2017-09-01
We elucidate the relation between Painlevé equations and four-dimensional rank one N = 2 theories by identifying the connection associated with Painlevé isomonodromic problems with the oper limit of the flat connection of the Hitchin system associated with gauge theories and by studying the corresponding renormalization group flow. Based on this correspondence, we provide long-distance expansions at various canonical rays for all Painlevé τ -functions in terms of magnetic and dyonic Nekrasov partition functions for N = 2 SQCD and Argyres-Douglas theories at self-dual Omega background ɛ _1 + ɛ _2 = 0 or equivalently in terms of c=1 irregular conformal blocks.
Gravitational Goldstone fields from affine gauge theory
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Tresguerres, Romualdo; Mielke, Eckehard W.
2000-08-01
In order to facilitate the application of standard renormalization techniques, gravitation should be described, in the pure connection formalism, as a Yang-Mills theory of a certain spacetime group, say the Poincaré or the affine group. This embodies the translational as well as the linear connection. However, the coframe is not the standard Yang-Mills-type gauge field of the translations, since it lacks the inhomogeneous gradient term in the gauge transformations. By explicitly restoring this ``hidden'' piece within the framework of nonlinear realizations, the usual geometrical interpretation of the dynamical theory becomes possible, and in addition one can avoid the metric or coframe degeneracy which would otherwise interfere with the integrations within the path integral. We claim that nonlinear realizations provide the general mathematical scheme for the foundation of gauge theories of spacetime symmetries. When applied to construct the Yang-Mills theory of the affine group, tetrads become identified with nonlinear translational connections; the anholonomic metric no longer constitutes an independent gravitational potential, since its degrees of freedom reveal a correspondence to eliminateable Goldstone bosons. This may be an important advantage for quantization.
Light-Front Quantization of Gauge Theories
Brodskey, Stanley
2002-12-01
Light-front wavefunctions provide a frame-independent representation of hadrons in terms of their physical quark and gluon degrees of freedom. The light-front Hamiltonian formalism provides new nonperturbative methods for obtaining the QCD spectrum and eigensolutions, including resolvant methods, variational techniques, and discretized light-front quantization. A new method for quantizing gauge theories in light-cone gauge using Dirac brackets to implement constraints is presented. In the case of the electroweak theory, this method of light-front quantization leads to a unitary and renormalizable theory of massive gauge particles, automatically incorporating the Lorentz and 't Hooft conditions as well as the Goldstone boson equivalence theorem. Spontaneous symmetry breaking is represented by the appearance of zero modes of the Higgs field leaving the light-front vacuum equal to the perturbative vacuum. I also discuss an ''event amplitude generator'' for automatically computing renormalized amplitudes in perturbation theory. The importance of final-state interactions for the interpretation of diffraction, shadowing, and single-spin asymmetries in inclusive reactions such as deep inelastic lepton-hadron scattering is emphasized.
Gauge theory of defects in continuous media I
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Sahoo, D.
2006-11-01
We present a selective review of the gauge theory of defects in the elastic continuum. After introducing the essential geometric concepts of continuum mechanics in the presence of defects, the classical defect dynamics equations involving dislocation and disclination density tensors are introduced. The mathematical structure of gauge theories is briefly discussed. Typical recent works covering Yang-Mills type gauge theories and gravity type gauge theories are touched upon in a qualitative way.
Large-Nc Gauge Theory and Chiral Random Matrix Theory
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Hanada, Masanori; Lee, Jong-Wan; Yamada, Norikazu
Effective theory approaches and the large-Nc limit are useful for studying the strongly coupled gauge theories. In this talk we consider how the chiral random matrix theory (χRMT) can be used in the study of large-Nc gauge theories. It turns out the parameter regions, in which each of these two approaches are valid, are different. Still, however, we show that the breakdown of chiral symmetry can be detected by combining the large-Nc argument and the χRMT with some cares. As a demonstration, we numerically study the four dimensional SU(Nc) gauge theory with Nf = 2 heavy adjoint fermions on a 24 lattice by using Monte-Carlo simulations, which is related to the infinite volume lattice through the Eguchi-Kawai equivalence.
Zero Energy Gauge Fields and the Phases of a Gauge Theory
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Guendelman, E. I.
A new approach to the definition of the phases of a Poincare invariant gauge theory is developed. It is based on the role of gauge transformations that change the asymptotic value of the gauge fields from zero to a constant. In the context of theories without Higgs fields, this symmetry can be spontaneously broken when the gauge fields are massless particles, explicitly broken when the gauge fields develop a mass. Finally, the vacuum can be invariant under this transformation, this last case can be achieved when the theory has a violent infrared behavior, which in some theories can be connected to a confinement mechanism.
Confinement and deconfinement in gauge theories
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Holland, Kieran
In this thesis, we examine properties of the confined and deconfined phases of non-Abelian gauge theories. In one part of the thesis, we examine a String Theory prediction made for Supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. The prediction is that a QCD string emanating from a quark and carrying color flux can end on a domain wall which has no color charge. Using effective field theoretic methods, we explain how the domain wall carries the color flux of the QCD string to spatial infinity. We use this explanation to predict the phase structure of Supersymmetric Yang- Mills theory. We also examine universal critical phenomena associated with these domain walls. In the rest of the thesis, we show analytically how static test quarks call be confined, even in the deconfined bulk phase. We observe this unusual confinement numerically in an effective field theory for the gauge theory using highly efficient cluster techniques. This is also a new method to determine the energy cost of domain walls separating bulk phases. (Copies available exclusively from MIT Libraries, Rm. 14-0551, Cambridge, MA 02139- 4307. Ph. 617-253-5668; Fax 617-253-1690.)
Abelian gauge symmetries in F-theory and dual theories
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Song, Peng
In this dissertation, we focus on important physical and mathematical aspects, especially abelian gauge symmetries, of F-theory compactifications and its dual formulations within type IIB and heterotic string theory. F-theory is a non-perturbative formulation of type IIB string theory which enjoys important dualities with other string theories such as M-theory and E8 x E8 heterotic string theory. One of the main strengths of F-theory is its geometrization of many physical problems in the dual string theories. In particular, its study requires a lot of mathematical tools such as advanced techniques in algebraic geometry. Thus, it has also received a lot of interests among mathematicians, and is a vivid area of research within both the physics and the mathematics community. Although F-theory has been a long-standing theory, abelian gauge symmetry in Ftheory has been rarely studied, until recently. Within the mathematics community, in 2009, Grassi and Perduca first discovered the possibility of constructing elliptically fibered varieties with non-trivial toric Mordell-Weil group. In the physics community, in 2012, Morrison and Park first made a major advancement by constructing general F-theory compactifications with U(1) abelian gauge symmetry. They found that in such cases, the elliptically-fibered Calabi-Yau manifold that F-theory needs to be compactified on has its fiber being a generic elliptic curve in the blow-up of the weighted projective space P(1;1;2) at one point. Subsequent developments have been made by Cvetic, Klevers and Piragua extended the works of Morrison and Park and constructed general F-theory compactifications with U(1) x U(1) abelian gauge symmetry. They found that in the U(1) x U(1) abelian gauge symmetry case, the elliptically-fibered Calabi-Yau manifold that F-theory needs to be compactified on has its fiber being a generic elliptic curve in the del Pezzo surface dP2. In chapter 2 of this dissertation, I bring this a step further by
Stringy Instantons and Quiver Gauge Theories
Florea, Bogdan; Kachru, Shamit; McGreevy, John; Saulina, Natalia
2006-10-24
We explore contributions to the 4D effective superpotential which arise from Euclidean D3 branes (''instantons'') that intersect space-filling D-branes. These effects can perturb the effective field theory on the space-filling branes by nontrivial operators composed of charged matter fields, changing the vacuum structure in a qualitative way in some examples. Our considerations are exemplified throughout by a careful study of a fractional brane configuration on a del Pezzo surface.
Light dilaton in walking gauge theories
Appelquist, Thomas; Bai Yang
2010-10-01
We analyze the existence of a dilaton in gauge theories with approximate infrared conformal symmetry. To the extent that these theories are governed in the infrared by an approximate fixed point (walking), the explicit breaking of the conformal symmetry at these scales is vanishingly small. If confinement and spontaneous chiral-symmetry breaking set in at some infrared scale, the resultant breaking of the approximate conformal symmetry can lead to the existence of a dilaton with mass parametrically small compared to the confinement scale, and potentially observable at the LHC.
Flavour singlets in gauge theory as permutations
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Kimura, Yusuke; Ramgoolam, Sanjaye; Suzuki, Ryo
2016-12-01
Gauge-invariant operators can be specified by equivalence classes of permutations. We develop this idea concretely for the singlets of the flavour group SO( N f ) in U( N c ) gauge theory by using Gelfand pairs and Schur-Weyl duality. The singlet operators, when specialised at N f = 6, belong to the scalar sector of N=4 SYM. A simple formula is given for the two-point functions in the free field limit of g Y M 2 = 0. The free two-point functions are shown to be equal to the partition function on a 2-complex with boundaries and a defect, in a topological field theory of permutations. The permutation equivalence classes are Fourier transformed to a representation basis which is orthogonal for the two-point functions at finite N c , N f . Counting formulae for the gauge-invariant operators are described. The one-loop mixing matrix is derived as a linear operator on the permutation equivalence classes.
Local subsystems in gauge theory and gravity
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Donnelly, William; Freidel, Laurent
2016-09-01
We consider the problem of defining localized subsystems in gauge theory and gravity. Such systems are associated to spacelike hypersurfaces with boundaries and provide the natural setting for studying entanglement entropy of localized subsystems. We present a general formalism to associate a gauge-invariant classical phase space to a spatial slice with boundary by introducing new degrees of freedom on the boundary. In Yang-Mills theory the new degrees of freedom are a choice of gauge on the boundary, transformations of which are generated by the normal component of the nonabelian electric field. In general relativity the new degrees of freedom are the location of a codimension-2 surface and a choice of conformal normal frame. These degrees of freedom transform under a group of surface symmetries, consisting of diffeomorphisms of the codimension-2 boundary, and position-dependent linear deformations of its normal plane. We find the observables which generate these symmetries, consisting of the conformal normal metric and curvature of the normal connection. We discuss the implications for the problem of defining entanglement entropy in quantum gravity. Our work suggests that the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy may arise from the different ways of gluing together two partial Cauchy surfaces at a cross-section of the horizon.
Local subsystems in gauge theory and gravity
Donnelly, William; Freidel, Laurent
2016-09-16
We consider the problem of defining localized subsystems in gauge theory and gravity. Such systems are associated to spacelike hypersurfaces with boundaries and provide the natural setting for studying entanglement entropy of regions of space. We present a general formalism to associate a gauge-invariant classical phase space to a spatial slice with boundary by introducing new degrees of freedom on the boundary. In Yang-Mills theory the new degrees of freedom are a choice of gauge on the boundary, transformations of which are generated by the normal component of the nonabelian electric field. In general relativity the new degrees of freedom are the location of a codimension-2 surface and a choice of conformal normal frame. These degrees of freedom transform under a group of surface symmetries, consisting of diffeomorphisms of the codimension-2 boundary, and position-dependent linear deformations of its normal plane. We find the observables which generate these symmetries, consisting of the conformal normal metric and curvature of the normal connection. We discuss the implications for the problem of defining entanglement entropy in quantum gravity. Finally, our work suggests that the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy may arise from the different ways of gluing together two partial Cauchy surfaces at a cross-section of the horizon.
Local subsystems in gauge theory and gravity
Donnelly, William; Freidel, Laurent
2016-09-16
We consider the problem of defining localized subsystems in gauge theory and gravity. Such systems are associated to spacelike hypersurfaces with boundaries and provide the natural setting for studying entanglement entropy of regions of space. We present a general formalism to associate a gauge-invariant classical phase space to a spatial slice with boundary by introducing new degrees of freedom on the boundary. In Yang-Mills theory the new degrees of freedom are a choice of gauge on the boundary, transformations of which are generated by the normal component of the nonabelian electric field. In general relativity the new degrees of freedommore » are the location of a codimension-2 surface and a choice of conformal normal frame. These degrees of freedom transform under a group of surface symmetries, consisting of diffeomorphisms of the codimension-2 boundary, and position-dependent linear deformations of its normal plane. We find the observables which generate these symmetries, consisting of the conformal normal metric and curvature of the normal connection. We discuss the implications for the problem of defining entanglement entropy in quantum gravity. Finally, our work suggests that the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy may arise from the different ways of gluing together two partial Cauchy surfaces at a cross-section of the horizon.« less
Matrix product states for gauge field theories.
Buyens, Boye; Haegeman, Jutho; Van Acoleyen, Karel; Verschelde, Henri; Verstraete, Frank
2014-08-29
The matrix product state formalism is used to simulate Hamiltonian lattice gauge theories. To this end, we define matrix product state manifolds which are manifestly gauge invariant. As an application, we study (1+1)-dimensional one flavor quantum electrodynamics, also known as the massive Schwinger model, and are able to determine very accurately the ground-state properties and elementary one-particle excitations in the continuum limit. In particular, a novel particle excitation in the form of a heavy vector boson is uncovered, compatible with the strong coupling expansion in the continuum. We also study full quantum nonequilibrium dynamics by simulating the real-time evolution of the system induced by a quench in the form of a uniform background electric field.
Strong Coupling Gauge Theories in LHC ERA
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Fukaya, H.; Harada, M.; Tanabashi, M.; Yamawaki, K.
2011-01-01
AdS/QCD, light-front holography, and the nonperturbative running coupling / Stanley J. Brodsky, Guy de Teramond and Alexandre Deur -- New results on non-abelian vortices - Further insights into monopole, vortex and confinement / K. Konishi -- Study on exotic hadrons at B-factories / Toru Iijima -- Cold compressed baryonic matter with hidden local symmetry and holography / Mannque Rho -- Aspects of baryons in holographic QCD / T. Sakai -- Nuclear force from string theory / K. Hashimoto -- Integrating out holographic QCD back to hidden local symmetry / Masayasu Harada, Shinya Matsuzaki and Koichi Yamawaki -- Holographic heavy quarks and the giant Polyakov loop / Gianluca Grignani, Joanna Karczmarek and Gordon W. Semenoff -- Effect of vector-axial-vector mixing to dilepton spectrum in hot and/or dense matter / Masayasu Harada and Chihiro Sasaki -- Infrared behavior of ghost and gluon propagators compatible with color confinement in Yang-Mills theory with the Gribov horizon / Kei-Ichi Kondo -- Chiral symmetry breaking on the lattice / Hidenori Fukaya [for JLQCD and TWQCD collaborations] -- Gauge-Higgs unification: Stable Higgs bosons as cold dark matter / Yutaka Hosotani -- The limits of custodial symmetry / R. Sekhar Chivukula ... [et al.] -- Higgs searches at the tevatron / Kazuhiro Yamamoto [for the CDF and D[symbol] collaborations] -- The top triangle moose / R. S. Chivukula ... [et al.] -- Conformal phase transition in QCD like theories and beyond / V. A. Miransky -- Gauge-Higgs unification at LHC / Nobuhito Maru and Nobuchika Okada -- W[symbol]W[symbol] scattering in Higgsless models: Identifying better effective theories / Alexander S. Belyaev ... [et al.] -- Holographic estimate of Muon g - 2 / Deog Ki Hong -- Gauge-Higgs dark matter / T. Yamashita -- Topological and curvature effects in a multi-fermion interaction model / T. Inagaki and M. Hayashi -- A model of soft mass generation / J. Hosek -- TeV physics and conformality / Thomas Appelquist -- Conformal
Gauge theories under incorporation of a generalized uncertainty principle
Kober, Martin
2010-10-15
There is considered an extension of gauge theories according to the assumption of a generalized uncertainty principle which implies a minimal length scale. A modification of the usual uncertainty principle implies an extended shape of matter field equations like the Dirac equation. If there is postulated invariance of such a generalized field equation under local gauge transformations, the usual covariant derivative containing the gauge potential has to be replaced by a generalized covariant derivative. This leads to a generalized interaction between the matter field and the gauge field as well as to an additional self-interaction of the gauge field. Since the existence of a minimal length scale seems to be a necessary assumption of any consistent quantum theory of gravity, the gauge principle is a constitutive ingredient of the standard model, and even gravity can be described as gauge theory of local translations or Lorentz transformations, the presented extension of gauge theories appears as a very important consideration.
Perturbative gauge theory at null infinity
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Adamo, Tim; Casali, Eduardo
2015-06-01
We describe a theory living on the null conformal boundary I of four-dimensional Minkowski space, the states of which include the radiative modes of Yang-Mills theory. The action of a Kac-Moody symmetry algebra on the correlators of these states leads to a Ward identity for asymptotic "large" gauge transformations which is equivalent to the soft gluon theorem. The subleading soft gluon behavior is also obtained from a Ward identity for charges acting as vector fields on the sphere of null generators of I . Correlation functions of the Yang-Mills states are shown to produce the full classical S-matrix of Yang-Mills theory. The model contains additional states arising from nonunitary gravitational degrees of freedom, indicating a relationship with the twistor string of Berkovits and Witten.
String field theory in the temporal gauge
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Ikehara, M.; Ishibashi, N.; Kawai, H.; Mogami, T.; Nakayama, R.; Sasakura, N.
1994-12-01
We construct the string field Hamiltonian for c=1-[6/m(m+1)] string theory in the temporal gauge. In order to do so, we first examine the Schwinger-Dyson equations of the matrix chain models and propose the continuum version of them. The results of boundary conformal field theory are useful in making a connection between the discrete and continuum pictures. The W constraints are derived from the continuum Schwinger-Dyson equations. We also check that these equations are consistent with other known results about noncritical string theory. The string field Hamiltonian is easily obtained from the continuum Schwinger-Dyson equations. It looks similar to the Kaku-Kikkawa Hamiltonian and may readily be generalized to c>1 cases.
Group actions and anomalies in gauge theories
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Catenacci, R.; Pirola, G. P.; Martellini, Maurizio; Reina, Cesare
1986-05-01
The transformation properties are studied of the vacuum functional W(A) for chiral fermions in a gauge potential A under the group A×U(1)×R+ of gauge, chiral and scale transformations. The vacuum functional W is identified with a section of a G×U(1)×R+ line bundle over the space A of all gauge potentials. Known results on bundles carrying group actions give a simple and unifying clue to non-abelian, abelian chiral anomalies, as well as to trace anomalies. While the first are due to the twisting of a line bundle on A/G, the abelian chiral and trace anomalies are related to characters of U(1) and R+ respectively. Characters of U(1) are basically controlled by ``winding numbers'', i.e. again by topology. Opposite to these, trace anomalies seem to have little to do with topology, with the exception of two-dimensional theories. Also at Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica, CNR.
Lattice gauge theories and Monte Carlo algorithms
Creutz, M.
1988-10-01
Lattice gauge theory has become the primary tool for non-perturbative calculations in quantum field theory. These lectures review some of the foundations of this subject. The first lecture reviews the basic definition of the theory in terms of invariant integrals over group elements on lattice bonds. The lattice represents an ultraviolet cutoff, and renormalization group arguments show how the bare coupling must be varied to obtain the continuum limit. Expansions in the inverse of the coupling constant demonstrate quark confinement in the strong coupling limit. The second lecture turns to numerical simulation, which has become an important approach to calculating hadronic properties. Here I discuss the basic algorithms for obtaining appropriately weighted gauge field configurations. The third lecture turns to algorithms for treating fermionic fields, which still require considerably more computer time than needed for purely bosonic simulations. Some particularly promising recent approaches are based on global accept-reject steps and should display a rather favorable dependence of computer time on the system volume. 34 refs.
Parallel supercomputers for lattice gauge theory.
Brown, F R; Christ, N H
1988-03-18
During the past 10 years, particle physicists have increasingly employed numerical simulation to answer fundamental theoretical questions about the properties of quarks and gluons. The enormous computer resources required by quantum chromodynamic calculations have inspired the design and construction of very powerful, highly parallel, dedicated computers optimized for this work. This article gives a brief description of the numerical structure and current status of these large-scale lattice gauge theory calculations, with emphasis on the computational demands they make. The architecture, present state, and potential of these special-purpose supercomputers is described. It is argued that a numerical solution of low energy quantum chromodynamics may well be achieved by these machines.
Continuum regularization of gauge theory with fermions
Chan, H.S.
1987-03-01
The continuum regularization program is discussed in the case of d-dimensional gauge theory coupled to fermions in an arbitrary representation. Two physically equivalent formulations are given. First, a Grassmann formulation is presented, which is based on the two-noise Langevin equations of Sakita, Ishikawa and Alfaro and Gavela. Second, a non-Grassmann formulation is obtained by regularized integration of the matter fields within the regularized Grassmann system. Explicit perturbation expansions are studied in both formulations, and considerable simplification is found in the integrated non-Grassmann formalism.
Chaos in Chiral Condensates in Gauge Theories
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Hashimoto, Koji; Murata, Keiju; Yoshida, Kentaroh
2016-12-01
Assigning a chaos index for dynamics of generic quantum field theories is a challenging problem because the notion of a Lyapunov exponent, which is useful for singling out chaotic behavior, works only in classical systems. We address the issue by using the AdS /CFT correspondence, as the large Nc limit provides a classicalization (other than the standard ℏ→0 ) while keeping nontrivial quantum condensation. We demonstrate the chaos in the dynamics of quantum gauge theories: The time evolution of homogeneous quark condensates ⟨q ¯q ⟩ and ⟨q ¯γ5q ⟩ in an N =2 supersymmetric QCD with the S U (Nc) gauge group at large Nc and at a large 't Hooft coupling λ ≡NcgYM2 exhibits a positive Lyapunov exponent. The chaos dominates the phase space for energy density E ≳(6 ×1 02)×mq4(Nc/λ2), where mq is the quark mass. We evaluate the largest Lyapunov exponent as a function of (Nc,λ ,E ) and find that the N =2 supersymmetric QCD is more chaotic for smaller Nc.
Frobenius-Chern-Simons gauge theory
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Bonezzi, Roberto; Boulanger, Nicolas; Sezgin, Ergin; Sundell, Per
2017-02-01
Given a set of differential forms on an odd-dimensional noncommutative manifold valued in an internal associative algebra H , we show that the most general cubic covariant Hamiltonian action, without mass terms, is controlled by an {{{Z}}2} -graded associative algebra F with a graded symmetric nondegenerate bilinear form. The resulting class of models provide a natural generalization of the Frobenius-Chern-Simons model (FCS) that was proposed in (arXiv:1505.04957) as an off-shell formulation of the minimal bosonic four-dimensional higher spin gravity theory. If F is unital and the {{{Z}}2} -grading is induced from a Klein operator that is outer to a proper Frobenius subalgebra, then the action can be written on a form akin to topological open string field theory in terms of a superconnection valued in H\\otimes F . We give a new model of this type based on a twisting of {C}≤ft[{{{Z}}2}× {{{Z}}4}\\right] , which leads to self-dual complexified gauge fields on AdS 4. If F is 3-graded, the FCS model can be truncated consistently as to contain no zero-form constraints on-shell. Two examples thereof are a twisting of {C}[{{({{{Z}}2})}3}] that yields the original model, and the Clifford algebra C{{\\ell}2n} which provides an FCS formulation of the bosonic Konstein-Vasiliev model with gauge algebra hu≤ft({{4}n-1},0\\right) .
2D Kac-Moody symmetry of 4D Yang-Mills theory
He, Temple; Mitra, Prahar; Strominger, Andrew
2016-10-25
Scattering amplitudes of any four-dimensional theory with nonabelian gauge group G may be recast as two-dimensional correlation functions on the asymptotic twosphere at null in nity. The soft gluon theorem is shown, for massless theories at the semiclassical level, to be the Ward identity of a holomorphic two-dimensional G-Kac-Moody symmetry acting on these correlation functions. Holomorphic Kac-Moody current insertions are positive helicity soft gluon insertions. Furthermore, the Kac-Moody transformations are a CPT invariant subgroup of gauge transformations which act nontrivially at null in nity and comprise the four-dimensional asymptotic symmetry group.
2D Kac-Moody symmetry of 4D Yang-Mills theory
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
He, Temple; Mitra, Prahar; Strominger, Andrew
2016-10-01
Scattering amplitudes of any four-dimensional theory with nonabelian gauge group G may be recast as two-dimensional correlation functions on the asymptotic twosphere at null infinity. The soft gluon theorem is shown, for massless theories at the semiclassical level, to be the Ward identity of a holomorphic two-dimensional G -Kac-Moody symmetry acting on these correlation functions. Holomorphic Kac-Moody current insertions are positive helicity soft gluon insertions. The Kac-Moody transformations are a CPT invariant subgroup of gauge transformations which act nontrivially at null infinity and comprise the four-dimensional asymptotic symmetry group.
Gauge invariance and radiative corrections in an extra dimensional theory
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Novales-Sánchez, H.; Toscano, J. J.
2011-04-01
The gauge structure of the four dimensional effective theory originated in a pure five dimensional Yang-Mills theory compactified on the orbifold S1 /Z2, is discussed on the basis of the BRST symmetry. If gauge parameters propagate in the bulk, the excited Kaluza-Klein (KK) modes are gauge fields and the four dimensional theory is gauge invariant only if the compactification is carried out by using curvatures as fundamental objects. The four dimensional theory is governed by two types of gauge transformations, one determined by the KK zero modes of the gauge parameters and the other by the excited ones. Within this context, a gauge-fixing procedure to quantize the KK modes that is covariant under the first type of gauge transformations is shown and the ghost sector induced by the gauge-fixing functions is presented. If the gauge parameters are confined to the usual four dimensional space-time, the known result in the literature is reproduced with some minor variants, although it is emphasized that the excited KK modes are not gauge fields, but matter fields transforming under the adjoint representation of SU4(N). A calculation of the one-loop contributions of the excited KK modes of the SUL(2) gauge group on the off-shell W+W-V, with V a photon or a Z boson, is exhibited. Such contributions are free of ultraviolet divergences and well-behaved at high energies.
Einstein's gravitation as a gauge theory of the Lorentz group
Fustero, X.; Gambini, R.; Trias, A.
1985-06-15
The gauge principle in the loop space is invoked to produce the gauge theory of the Lorentz group. The full kinematics of gravitation is derived from this principle. The dynamics is introduced with a gauge ''matter field'' Lagrangian which leads to the sourceless Einstein equations. Some possibilities about quantization and implementation on the lattice are suggested.
Nonquadratic gauge fixing and ghosts for gauge theories on the hypersphere
Brandt, F. T.; McKeon, D. G. C.
2011-10-15
It has been suggested that using a gauge fixing Lagrangian that is not quadratic in a gauge fixing condition is most appropriate for gauge theories formulated on a hypersphere. We reexamine the appropriate ghost action that is to be associated with gauge fixing, applying a technique that has been used for ensuring that the propagator for a massless spin-two field is transverse and traceless. It is shown that this nonquadratic gauge fixing Lagrangian leads to two pair of complex Fermionic ghosts and two Bosonic real ghosts.
A Monte Carlo exploration of threefold base geometries for 4d F-theory vacua
Taylor, Washington; Wang, Yi-Nan
2016-01-22
Here, we use Monte Carlo methods to explore the set of toric threefold bases that support elliptic Calabi-Yau fourfolds for F-theory compactifications to four dimensions, and study the distribution of geometrically non-Higgsable gauge groups, matter, and quiver structure. We estimate the number of distinct threefold bases in the connected set studied to be ~ 1048. Moreover, the distribution of bases peaks around h1,1 ~ 82. All bases encountered after "thermalization" have some geometric non-Higgsable structure. We also find that the number of non-Higgsable gauge group factors grows roughly linearly in h1,1 of the threefold base. Typical bases have ~ 6more » isolated gauge factors as well as several larger connected clusters of gauge factors with jointly charged matter. Approximately 76% of the bases sampled contain connected two-factor gauge group products of the form SU(3) x SU(2), which may act as the non-Abelian part of the standard model gauge group. SU(3) x SU(2) is the third most common connected two-factor product group, following SU(2) x SU(2) and G2 x SU(2), which arise more frequently.« less
A Monte Carlo exploration of threefold base geometries for 4d F-theory vacua
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Taylor, Washington; Wang, Yi-Nan
2016-01-01
We use Monte Carlo methods to explore the set of toric threefold bases that support elliptic Calabi-Yau fourfolds for F-theory compactifications to four dimensions, and study the distribution of geometrically non-Higgsable gauge groups, matter, and quiver structure. We estimate the number of distinct threefold bases in the connected set studied to be ˜ 1048. The distribution of bases peaks around h 1,1 ˜ 82. All bases encountered after "thermalization" have some geometric non-Higgsable structure. We find that the number of non-Higgsable gauge group factors grows roughly linearly in h 1,1 of the threefold base. Typical bases have ˜ 6 isolated gauge factors as well as several larger connected clusters of gauge factors with jointly charged matter. Approximately 76% of the bases sampled contain connected two-factor gauge group products of the form SU(3) × SU(2), which may act as the non-Abelian part of the standard model gauge group. SU(3) × SU(2) is the third most common connected two-factor product group, following SU(2) × SU(2) and G 2 × SU(2), which arise more frequently.
A Monte Carlo exploration of threefold base geometries for 4d F-theory vacua
Taylor, Washington; Wang, Yi-Nan
2016-01-22
Here, we use Monte Carlo methods to explore the set of toric threefold bases that support elliptic Calabi-Yau fourfolds for F-theory compactifications to four dimensions, and study the distribution of geometrically non-Higgsable gauge groups, matter, and quiver structure. We estimate the number of distinct threefold bases in the connected set studied to be ~ 10^{48}. Moreover, the distribution of bases peaks around h^{1,1} ~ 82. All bases encountered after "thermalization" have some geometric non-Higgsable structure. We also find that the number of non-Higgsable gauge group factors grows roughly linearly in h^{1,1} of the threefold base. Typical bases have ~ 6 isolated gauge factors as well as several larger connected clusters of gauge factors with jointly charged matter. Approximately 76% of the bases sampled contain connected two-factor gauge group products of the form SU(3) x SU(2), which may act as the non-Abelian part of the standard model gauge group. SU(3) x SU(2) is the third most common connected two-factor product group, following SU(2) x SU(2) and G2 x SU(2), which arise more frequently.
Quantum cohomology and quantum hydrodynamics from supersymmetric quiver gauge theories
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Bonelli, Giulio; Sciarappa, Antonio; Tanzini, Alessandro; Vasko, Petr
2016-11-01
We study the connection between N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories, quantum cohomology and quantum integrable systems of hydrodynamic type. We consider gauge theories on ALE spaces of A and D-type and discuss how they describe the quantum cohomology of the corresponding Nakajima's quiver varieties. We also discuss how the exact evaluation of local BPS observables in the gauge theory can be used to calculate the spectrum of quantum Hamiltonians of spin Calogero integrable systems and spin Intermediate Long Wave hydrodynamics. This is explicitly obtained by a Bethe Ansatz Equation provided by the quiver gauge theory in terms of its adjacency matrix.
Generating functionals for Green's functions in gauge field theories
Bordag, M.; Kaschlun, L.; Matveev, V.A.; Robaschik, D.
1987-09-01
The structure of the generating functional of the one-particle-irreducible Green's functions in gauge field theories is investigated. Both axial as well as covariant gauge conditions are considered. For both cases, the general structure of the functionals is obtained, and a functional expansion with respect to nonlocal operators is given. The appearance of gauge-dependent operators in the case of the covariant gauge follows in a natural manner from the structure of the corresponding functional.
Large-Nc gauge theory and chiral random matrix theory
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Hanada, Masanori; Lee, Jong-Wan; Yamada, Norikazu
2013-07-01
We discuss how the 1/Nc expansion and the chiral random matrix theory (χRMT) can be used in the study of large-Nc gauge theories. We first clarify the parameter region in which each of these two approaches is valid. While the fermion mass m is fixed in the standard large-Nc arguments (’t Hooft large-Nc limit), m must be scaled appropriately with a certain negative power of Nc in order for the gauge theories to be described by the χRMT. Then, although these two limits are not compatible in general, we show that the breakdown of chiral symmetry can be detected by combining the large-Nc argument and the χRMT with some care. As a concrete example, we numerically study the four-dimensional SU(Nc) gauge theory with Nf=2 heavy adjoint fermions, introduced as the center symmetry preserver keeping the infrared physics intact, on a 24 lattice. By looking at the low-lying eigenvalues of the overlap-Dirac operator for a massless probe fermion in the adjoint representation, we find that the chiral symmetry is indeed broken with the expected breaking pattern. This result reproduces a well-known fact that the chiral symmetry is spontaneously broken in the pure SU(Nc) gauge theory in the large-Nc and the large-volume limit and therefore supports the validity of the combined approach. We also provide an interpretation of the gap and unexpected Nc scaling, both of which are observed in the Dirac spectrum.
SU(N) chiral gauge theories on the lattice
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Golterman, Maarten; Shamir, Yigal
2004-11-01
We extend the construction of lattice chiral gauge theories based on non-perturbative gauge fixing to the non-Abelian case. A key ingredient is that fermion doublers can be avoided at a novel type of critical point which is only accessible through gauge fixing, as we have shown before in the Abelian case. The new ingredient allowing us to deal with the non-Abelian case as well is the use of equivariant gauge fixing, which handles Gribov copies correctly, and avoids Neuberger’s no-go theorem. We use this method in order to gauge fix the non-Abelian group (which we will take to be SU(N)) down to its maximal Abelian subgroup. Obtaining an undoubled, chiral fermion content requires us to gauge-fix also the remaining Abelian gauge symmetry. This modifies the equivariant Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) identities, but their use in proving unitarity remains intact, as we show in perturbation theory. On the lattice, equivariant BRST symmetry as well as the Abelian gauge invariance are broken, and a judiciously chosen irrelevant term must be added to the lattice gauge-fixing action in order to have access to the desired critical point in the phase diagram. We argue that gauge invariance is restored in the continuum limit by adjusting a finite number of counter terms. We emphasize that weak-coupling perturbation theory applies at the critical point which defines the continuum limit of our lattice chiral gauge theory.
SUPERSYMMETRIC INSTANTON CALCULUS: Gauge theories with matter
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Novikov, V. A.; Shifman, M. A.; Vainshtein, A. I.; Zakharov, V. I.
Within the framework of gauge SUSY theories we discuss correlation functions of the type (W2(x),S2(0)) where S is the chiral matter superfield (in the one-flavor model). SUSY implies that these correlation functions do not depend on coordinates and vanish identically in perturbation theory. We develop a technique for the systematic calculation of instanton effects. It is shown that even in the limit x → 0 the correlation functions at hand are not saturated by small-size instantons with radius ρ ˜ x; a contribution of the same order of magnitude comes from the instantons of characteristic size ρ ˜ l/v (v is the vacuum expectation value of the scalar field, and we concentrate on the models with v > Λ where Λ is the scale parameter fixing the running gauge coupling constant). If v > Λ both types of instantons can be consistently taken into account. The computational formalism proposed is explicitly supersymmetric and uses the language of instanton-associated superfields. We demonstrate, in particular, that one can proceed to a new variable, ρinv, which can be naturally considered as a supersymmetric generalization of the instanton radius. Unlike the ordinary radius ρ, this variable is invariant under the SUSY transformations. If one uses ρinv instead of ρ the expressions for the instanton contribution can be rewritten in the form saturated by the domain ρ2inv=0. The cluster decomposition as well as x-independence of the correlation functions considered turn out to be obvious in this formalism.
Nonlattice simulation for supersymmetric gauge theories in one dimension.
Hanada, Masanori; Nishimura, Jun; Takeuchi, Shingo
2007-10-19
Lattice simulation of supersymmetric gauge theories is not straightforward. In some cases the lack of manifest supersymmetry just necessitates cumbersome fine-tuning, but in the worse cases the chiral and/or Majorana nature of fermions makes it difficult to even formulate an appropriate lattice theory. We propose circumventing all these problems inherent in the lattice approach by adopting a nonlattice approach for one-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories, which are important in the string or M theory context. In particular, our method can be used to investigate the gauge-gravity duality from first principles, and to simulate M theory based on the matrix theory conjecture.
Exact partition functions for gauge theories on Rλ3
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Wallet, Jean-Christophe
2016-11-01
The noncommutative space Rλ3, a deformation of R3, supports a 3-parameter family of gauge theory models with gauge-invariant harmonic term, stable vacuum and which are perturbatively finite to all orders. Properties of this family are discussed. The partition function factorizes as an infinite product of reduced partition functions, each one corresponding to the reduced gauge theory on one of the fuzzy spheres entering the decomposition of Rλ3. For a particular sub-family of gauge theories, each reduced partition function is exactly expressible as a ratio of determinants. A relation with integrable 2-D Toda lattice hierarchy is indicated.
Vacuum structure of bifundamental gauge theories at finite topological angles
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Tanizaki, Yuya; Kikuchi, Yuta
2017-06-01
We discuss possible vacuum structures of SU( n) × SU( n) gauge theories with bifundamental matters at finite θ angles. In order to give a precise constraint, a mixed 't Hooft anomaly is studied in detail by gauging the center ℤ n one-form symmetry of the bifundamental gauge theory. We propose phase diagrams that are consistent with the con-straints, and also give a heuristic explanation of the result based on the dual superconductor scenario of confinement.
Parity anomalies in gauge theories in 2 + 1 dimensions
Rao, S.; Yahalom, R.
1986-01-01
We show that the introduction of massless fermions in an abelian gauge theory in 2+1 dimensions does not lead to any parity anomaly despite a non-commutativity of limits in the structure function of the odd part of the vacuum polarization tensor. However, parity anomaly does exist in non-abelian theories due to a conflict between gauge invariance under large gauge transformations and the parity symmetry. 6 refs.
Non-Abelian gauge theory on q-Quantum spaces
Schraml, Stefan L.
2002-08-23
Gauge theories on q-deformed spaces are constructed using covariant derivatives. For this purpose a ''vielbein'' is introduced, which transforms under gauge transformations. The non-Abelian case is treated by establishing a connection to gauge theories on commutative spaces, i.e. by a Seiberg-Witten map. As an example we consider the Manin plane. Remarks are made concerning the relation between covariant coordinates and covariant derivatives.
Origin of Mass Hierarchies in Gauge Theories
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Cvetic, Mirjam
composites which carry four flavors. We study the origin of this hierarchy in the context of a supersymmetric vector-like gauge theory. We show that for the case of such a supersymmetric vector-like theory, the Vafa-Witten constraint for the conservation of the global symmetries does not apply. Within the elementary Higgs field approach we show that the desired solution for the mass matrix emerges as an interplay between certain hard terms of the Higgs potential, which respect the global symmetry SU(4)(,L) x SU(4)(,R) of four flavors, and the soft terms, which respect the gauge symmetry SU(2)(,L)('e+(mu)) x SU(2)(,R)('e+(mu)). Some of the soft terms are of nonperturbative origin, while some are induced radiatively. The proper inter- and intra -family hierarchy as well as the desired Cabibbo mixing angles can be reproduced, but the results depends on the parameters of the Higgs potential.
National Computational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory
Reed, Daniel, A
2008-05-30
In this document we describe work done under the SciDAC-1 Project National Computerational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory. The objective of this project was to construct the computational infrastructure needed to study quantim chromodynamics (QCD). Nearly all high energy and nuclear physicists in the United States working on the numerical study of QCD are involved in the project, as are Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab). A list of the serior participants is given in Appendix A.2. The project includes the development of community software for the effective use of the terascale computers, and the research and development of commodity clusters optimized for the study of QCD. The software developed as part of this effort is pubicly available, and is being widely used by physicists in the United States and abroad. The prototype clusters built with SciDAC-1 fund have been used to test the software, and are available to lattice guage theorists in the United States on a peer reviewed basis.
Phase transitions in Abelian lattice gauge theories
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Cheluvaraja, Srinath
2000-02-01
We study the phase transition in the U (1) lattice gauge theory using the Wilson-Polyakov line as the order parameter. The Wilson-Polyakov line remains very small at strong coupling and becomes non-zero at weak coupling, signalling a confinement-to-deconfinement phase transition. The decondensation of monopole loops is responsible for this phase transition. A finite size scaling analysis of the susceptibility of the Wilson line gives a ratio for icons/Journals/Common/gamma" ALT="gamma" ALIGN="TOP"/> /icons/Journals/Common/nu" ALT="nu" ALIGN="TOP"/> which is quite close to the corresponding value in the three-dimensional planar model. A scaling behaviour of the monopole loop distribution function is also established at the point of the second-order phase transition. A measurement of the plaquette susceptibility at the transition point shows that it does not scale with the four-dimensional volume as is expected of a first-order bulk transition.
S-folds and 4d mathcal{N} = 3 superconformal field theories
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Aharony, Ofer; Tachikawa, Yuji
2016-06-01
S-folds are generalizations of orientifolds in type IIB string theory, such that the geometric identifications are accompanied by non-trivial S-duality transformations. They were recently used by García-Etxebarria and Regalado to provide the first construction of four dimensional mathcal{N} =3 superconformal theories. In this note, we classify the different variants of these mathcal{N} =3-preserving S-folds, distinguished by an analog of discrete torsion, using both a direct analysis of the different torsion classes and the compactification of the S-folds to three dimensional M-theory backgrounds. Upon adding D3-branes, these variants lead to different classes of mathcal{N} =3 superconformal field theories. We also analyze the holographic duals of these theories, and in particular clarify the role of discrete gauge and global symmetries in holography.
On the integrability of four dimensional gauge theories in the omega background
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Chen, Heng-Yu; Hsin, Po-Shen; Koroteev, Peter
2013-08-01
We continue to investigate the relationship between the infrared physics of supersymmetric gauge theories in four dimensions and various integrable models such as Gaudin, Calogero-Moser and quantum spin chains. We prove interesting dualities among some of these integrable systems by performing different, albeit equivalent, quantizations of the Seiberg-Witten curve of the four dimensional theory. We also discuss conformal field theories related to 4d gauge theories by the Alday-Gaiotto-Tachikawa (AGT) duality and the role of conformal blocks of those CFTs in the integrable systems. As a consequence, the equivalence of conformal blocks of rank two Toda and Novikov-Wess-Zumino-Witten (WZNW) theories on the torus with punctures is found.
Lepton violating double β decay in modern gauge theories
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Vergados, J. D.
1981-08-01
The neutrinoless lepton violating double β decay is investigated in the context of modern gauge theories, whereby it is mediated by a Majorana neutrino. Transition operators appropriate for calculations of the relevant nuclear matrix elements are constructed. In addition, some of the approximations of the pregauge theories of double β decay are investigated. Explicit shell model calculations are performed in the case of the A=48 system. [RADIOACTIVITY Double β decay. Gauge theories. Majorana neutrinos. Lepton nonconservation. Shell model calculations.
Lectures on the plane-wave string/gauge theory duality
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Plefka, J. C.
2004-02-01
These lectures give an introduction to the novel duality relating type IIB string theory in a maximally supersymmetric plane-wave background to = 4, d = 4, U(N) super Yang-Mills theory in a particular large N and large R-charge limit due to Berenstein, Maldacena and Nastase. In the first part of these lectures the duality is derived from the AdS/CFT correspondence by taking a Penrose limit of the AdS5 × S5 geometry and studying the corresponding double-scaling limit on the gauge theory side. The resulting free plane-wave superstring is then quantized in light-cone gauge. On the gauge theory side of the correspondence the composite super Yang-Mills operators dual to string excitations are identified, and it is shown how the string spectrum can be mapped to the planar scaling dimensions of these operators. In the second part of these lectures we study the correspondence at the interacting respectively non-planar level. On the gauge theory side it is demonstrated that the large N large R-charge limit in question preserves contributions from Feynman graphs of all genera through the emergence of a new genus counting parameter - in agreement with the string genus expansion for non-zero gs. Effective quantum mechanical tools to compute higher genus contributions to the scaling dimensions of composite operators are developed and explicitly applied in a genus one computation. We then turn to the interacting string theory side and give an elementary introduction into light-cone superstring field theory in a plane-wave background and point out how the genus one prediction from gauge theory can be reproduced. Finally, we summarize the present status of the plane-wave string/gauge theory duality.
Gauge-covariant bimetric tetrad theory of gravitation and electromagnetism
Israelit, M.
1989-01-01
In order to get to a geometrically based theory of gravitation and electromagnetism, a gauge covariant bimetric tetrad space-time is introduced. The Weylian connection vector is derived from the tetrads and it is identified with the electromagnetic potential vector. The formalism is simplified by the use of gauge-invariant quantities. The theory contains a contorsion tensor that is connected with spinning properties of matter. The electromagnetic field may be induced by conventional sources and by spinning matter. In absence of spinning matter, the equations are identical with those of the gauge-covariant bimetric theory.
Localization of Gauge Theories on the Three-Sphere
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Yaakov, Itamar
We describe the application of localization techniques to the path integral for supersymmetric gauge theories in three dimensions. The localization procedure reduces the computation of the expectation value of BPS observables to a calculation in a matrix model. We describe the ingredients of this model for a general quiver gauge theory and the incorporation of supersymmetric deformations and observables. We use the matrix model expressions to test several duality conjectures for supersymmetric gauge theories. We perform tests of mirror symmetry of three-dimensional quiver gauge theories and of Seiberg-like dualities. Specifically, we explicitly show that the partition functions of the dual pairs, which are highly nontrivial functions of the deformations, agree. We describe extensions of these dualities which can be inferred from the form of the partition functions. We review the application of the matrix model to the study of renormalization group flow and the space of conformal field theories in three dimensions.
Solution of quantum integrable systems from quiver gauge theories
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Dorey, Nick; Zhao, Peng
2017-02-01
We construct new integrable systems describing particles with internal spin from four-dimensional N = 2 quiver gauge theories. The models can be quantized and solved exactly using the quantum inverse scattering method and also using the Bethe/Gauge correspondence.
Tensor Networks for Lattice Gauge Theories with Continuous Groups
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Tagliacozzo, L.; Celi, A.; Lewenstein, M.
2014-10-01
We discuss how to formulate lattice gauge theories in the tensor-network language. In this way, we obtain both a consistent-truncation scheme of the Kogut-Susskind lattice gauge theories and a tensor-network variational ansatz for gauge-invariant states that can be used in actual numerical computations. Our construction is also applied to the simplest realization of the quantum link models or gauge magnets and provides a clear way to understand their microscopic relation with the Kogut-Susskind lattice gauge theories. We also introduce a new set of gauge-invariant operators that modify continuously Rokhsar-Kivelson wave functions and can be used to extend the phase diagrams of known models. As an example, we characterize the transition between the deconfined phase of the Z2 lattice gauge theory and the Rokhsar-Kivelson point of the U (1 ) gauge magnet in 2D in terms of entanglement entropy. The topological entropy serves as an order parameter for the transition but not the Schmidt gap.
Canonical transformation path to gauge theories of gravity
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Struckmeier, J.; Muench, J.; Vasak, D.; Kirsch, J.; Hanauske, M.; Stoecker, H.
2017-06-01
In this paper, the generic part of the gauge theory of gravity is derived, based merely on the action principle and on the general principle of relativity. We apply the canonical transformation framework to formulate geometrodynamics as a gauge theory. The starting point of our paper is constituted by the general De Donder-Weyl Hamiltonian of a system of scalar and vector fields, which is supposed to be form-invariant under (global) Lorentz transformations. Following the reasoning of gauge theories, the corresponding locally form-invariant system is worked out by means of canonical transformations. The canonical transformation approach ensures by construction that the form of the action functional is maintained. We thus encounter amended Hamiltonian systems which are form-invariant under arbitrary spacetime transformations. This amended system complies with the general principle of relativity and describes both, the dynamics of the given physical system's fields and their coupling to those quantities which describe the dynamics of the spacetime geometry. In this way, it is unambiguously determined how spin-0 and spin-1 fields couple to the dynamics of spacetime. A term that describes the dynamics of the "free" gauge fields must finally be added to the amended Hamiltonian, as common to all gauge theories, to allow for a dynamic spacetime geometry. The choice of this "dynamics" Hamiltonian is outside of the scope of gauge theory as presented in this paper. It accounts for the remaining indefiniteness of any gauge theory of gravity and must be chosen "by hand" on the basis of physical reasoning. The final Hamiltonian of the gauge theory of gravity is shown to be at least quadratic in the conjugate momenta of the gauge fields—this is beyond the Einstein-Hilbert theory of general relativity.
Phenomenology of strongly coupled chiral gauge theories
Bai, Yang; Berger, Joshua; Osborne, James; Stefanek, Ben A.
2016-11-25
A sector with QCD-like strong dynamics is common in models of non-standard physics. Such a model could be accessible in LHC searches if both confinement and big-quarks charged under the confining group are at the TeV scale. Big-quark masses at this scale can be explained if the new fermions are chiral under a new U(1)' gauge symmetry such that their bare masses are related to the U(1)'-breaking and new confinement scales. Here we present a study of a minimal GUT-motivated and gauge anomaly-free model with implications for the LHC Run 2 searches. We find that the first signatures of such models could appear as two gauge boson resonances. The chiral nature of the model could be confirmed by observation of a Z'γ resonance, where the Z' naturally has a large leptonic branching ratio because of its kinetic mixing with the hypercharge gauge boson.
Gauge origin independence in finite basis sets and perturbation theory
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Sørensen, Lasse Kragh; Lindh, Roland; Lundberg, Marcus
2017-09-01
We show that origin independence in finite basis sets for the oscillator strengths is possibly in any gauge contrary to what is stated in literature. This is proved from a discussion of the consequences in perturbation theory when the exact eigenfunctions and eigenvalues to the zeroth order Hamiltonian H0 cannot be found. We demonstrate that the erroneous conclusion for the lack of gauge origin independence in the length gauge stems from not transforming the magnetic terms in the multipole expansion leading to the use of a mixed gauge. Numerical examples of exact origin dependence are shown.
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Roiban, Radu; Spradlin, Marcus; Volovich, Anastasia
2011-11-01
This issue aims to serve as an introduction to our current understanding of the structure of scattering amplitudes in gauge theory, an area which has seen particularly rapid advances in recent years following decades of steady progress. The articles contained herein provide a snapshot of the latest developments which we hope will serve as a valuable resource for graduate students and other scientists wishing to learn about the current state of the field, even if our continually evolving understanding of the subject might soon render this compilation incomplete. Why the fascination with scattering amplitudes, which have attracted the imagination and dedicated effort of so many physicists? Part of it stems from the belief, supported now by numerous examples, that unexpected simplifications of otherwise apparently complicated calculations do not happen by accident. Instead they provide a strong motivation to seek out an underlying explanation. The insight thereby gained can subsequently be used to make the next class of seemingly impossible calculations not only possible, but in some cases even trivial. This two-pronged strategy of exploring and exploiting the structure of gauge theory amplitudes appeals to a wide audience from formal theorists interested in mathematical structure for the sake of its own beauty to more phenomenologically-minded physicists eager to speed up the next generation of analysis software. Understandably it is the maximally supersymmetric 𝒩 = 4 Yang-Mills theory (SYM) which has the simplest structure and has correspondingly received the most attention. Rarely in theoretical physics are we fortunate enough to encounter a toy model which is simple enough to be solved completely yet rich enough to possess interesting non-trivial structure while simultaneously, and most importantly, being applicable (even if only as a good approximation) to a wide range of 'real' systems. The canonical example in quantum mechanics is of course the harmonic
Scaling study of the step scaling function in SU(3) gauge theory with improved gauge actions
Takeda, S.; Aoki, S.; Iwasaki, Y.; Kanaya, K.; Fukugita, M.; Ishikawa, K-I.; Okawa, M.; Ishizuka, N.; Kuramashi, Y.; Taniguchi, Y.; Ukawa, A.; Yoshie, T.; Kaneko, T.
2004-10-01
We study the scaling behavior of the step scaling function for SU(3) gauge theory, employing the renormalization-group improved Iwasaki gauge action and the perturbatively improved Luescher-Weisz gauge action. We confirm that the step scaling functions from the improved gauge actions agree with that previously obtained from the plaquette action within errors in the continuum limit at both weak and strong coupling regions. We also investigate how different choices of boundary counterterms for the improved gauge actions affect the scaling behavior. In the extrapolation to the continuum limit, we observe that the cutoff dependence becomes moderate for the Iwasaki action, if a perturbative reduction of scaling violations is applied to the simulation results. We also measure the low energy scale ratio with the Iwasaki action and confirm its universality.
Scale-invariant gauge theories of gravity: Theoretical foundations
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Lasenby, A. N.; Hobson, M. P.
2016-09-01
We consider the construction of gauge theories of gravity, focussing in particular on the extension of local Poincaré invariance to include invariance under local changes of scale. We work exclusively in terms of finite transformations, which allow for a more transparent interpretation of such theories in terms of gauge fields in Minkowski spacetime. Our approach therefore differs from the usual geometrical description of locally scale-invariant Poincaré gauge theory (PGT) and Weyl gauge theory (WGT) in terms of Riemann-Cartan and Weyl-Cartan spacetimes, respectively. In particular, we reconsider the interpretation of the Einstein gauge and also the equations of motion of matter fields and test particles in these theories. Inspired by the observation that the PGT and WGT matter actions for the Dirac field and electromagnetic field have more general invariance properties than those imposed by construction, we go on to present a novel alternative to WGT by considering an "extended" form for the transformation law of the rotational gauge field under local dilations, which includes its "normal" transformation law in WGT as a special case. The resulting "extended" Weyl gauge theory (eWGT) has a number of interesting features that we describe in detail. In particular, we present a new scale-invariant gauge theory of gravity that accommodates ordinary matter and is defined by the most general parity-invariant eWGT Lagrangian that is at most quadratic in the eWGT field strengths, and we derive its field equations. We also consider the construction of PGTs that are invariant under local dilations assuming either the "normal" or "extended" transformation law for the rotational gauge field, but show that they are special cases of WGT and eWGT, respectively.
Crossing symmetry and modular invariance in conformal field theory and S duality in gauge theory
Nanopoulos, Dimitri V.; Xie, Dan
2009-11-15
In this paper, we explore the relation between crossing symmetry and modular invariance in conformal field theory and S duality in gauge theory. It is shown that partition functions of different S dual theories of N=2 SU(2) gauge theory with four fundamentals can be derived from the crossing symmetry of the Liouville four-point function. We also show that the partition function of N=4 SU(2) gauge theory can be derived from the Liouville partition function on torus.
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Rauhala, U. A.
2013-12-01
Array algebra of photogrammetry and geodesy unified multi-linear matrix and tensor operators in an expansion of Gaussian adjustment calculus to general matrix inverses and solutions of inverse problems to find all, or some optimal, parametric solutions that satisfy the available observables. By-products in expanding array and tensor calculus to handle redundant observables resulted in general theories of estimation in mathematical statistics and fast transform technology of signal processing. Their applications in gravity modeling and system automation of multi-ray digital image and terrain matching evolved into fast multi-nonlinear differential and integral array calculus. Work since 1980's also uncovered closed-form inverse Taylor and least squares Newton-Raphson-Gauss perturbation solutions of nonlinear systems of equations. Fast nonlinear integral matching of array wavelets enabled an expansion of the bundle adjustment to 4-D stereo imaging and range sensing where real-time stereo sequence and waveform phase matching enabled data-to-info conversion and compression on-board advanced sensors. The resulting unified array calculus of spacetime sensing is applicable in virtually any math and engineering science, including recent work in spacetime physics. The paper focuses on geometric spacetime reconstruction from its image projections inspired by unified relativity and string theories. The collinear imaging equations of active object space shutter of special relativity are expanded to 4-D Lorentz transform. However, regular passive imaging and shutter inside the sensor expands the law of special relativity by a quantum geometric explanation of 4-D photogrammetry. The collinear imaging equations provide common sense explanations to the 10 (and 26) dimensional hyperspace concepts of a purely geometric string theory. The 11-D geometric M-theory is interpreted as a bundle adjustment of spacetime images using 2-D or 5-D membrane observables of image, string and
Extended Nambu models: Their relation to gauge theories
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Escobar, C. A.; Urrutia, L. F.
2017-05-01
Yang-Mills theories supplemented by an additional coordinate constraint, which is solved and substituted in the original Lagrangian, provide examples of the so-called Nambu models, in the case where such constraints arise from spontaneous Lorentz symmetry breaking. Some explicit calculations have shown that, after additional conditions are imposed, Nambu models are capable of reproducing the original gauge theories, thus making Lorentz violation unobservable and allowing the interpretation of the corresponding massless gauge bosons as the Goldstone bosons arising from the spontaneous symmetry breaking. A natural question posed by this approach in the realm of gauge theories is to determine under which conditions the recovery of an arbitrary gauge theory from the corresponding Nambu model, defined by a general constraint over the coordinates, becomes possible. We refer to these theories as extended Nambu models (ENM) and emphasize the fact that the defining coordinate constraint is not treated as a standard gauge fixing term. At this level, the mechanism for generating the constraint is irrelevant and the case of spontaneous Lorentz symmetry breaking is taken only as a motivation, which naturally bring this problem under consideration. Using a nonperturbative Hamiltonian analysis we prove that the ENM yields the original gauge theory after we demand current conservation for all time, together with the imposition of the Gauss laws constraints as initial conditions upon the dynamics of the ENM. The Nambu models yielding electrodynamics, Yang-Mills theories and linearized gravity are particular examples of our general approach.
Two-Color Gauge Theory with Novel Infrared Behavior
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Appelquist, T.; Brower, R. C.; Buchoff, M. I.; Cheng, M.; Fleming, G. T.; Kiskis, J.; Lin, M. F.; Neil, E. T.; Osborn, J. C.; Rebbi, C.; Schaich, D.; Schroeder, C.; Syritsyn, S.; Voronov, G.; Vranas, P.; Witzel, O.; Lattice Strong Dynamics (LSD) Collaboration
2014-03-01
Using lattice simulations, we study the infrared behavior of a particularly interesting SU(2) gauge theory, with six massless Dirac fermions in the fundamental representation. We compute the running gauge coupling derived nonperturbatively from the Schrödinger functional of the theory, finding no evidence for an infrared fixed point up through gauge couplings g¯2 of order 20. This implies that the theory either is governed in the infrared by a fixed point of considerable strength, unseen so far in nonsupersymmetric gauge theories, or breaks its global chiral symmetries producing a large number of composite Nambu-Goldstone bosons relative to the number of underlying degrees of freedom. Thus either of these phases exhibits novel behavior.
Generally covariant vs. gauge structure for conformal field theories
Campigotto, M.; Fatibene, L.
2015-11-15
We introduce the natural lift of spacetime diffeomorphisms for conformal gravity and discuss the physical equivalence between the natural and gauge natural structure of the theory. Accordingly, we argue that conformal transformations must be introduced as gauge transformations (affecting fields but not spacetime point) and then discuss special structures implied by the splitting of the conformal group. -- Highlights: •Both a natural and a gauge natural structure for conformal gravity are defined. •Global properties and natural lift of spacetime transformations are described. •The possible definitions of physical state are considered and discussed. •The gauge natural theory has less physical states than the corresponding natural one. •The dynamics forces to prefer the gauge natural structure over the natural one.
A classical theory of continuous spin and hidden gauge invariance
Zoller, D.
1991-12-31
We present a classical higher derivative point particle theory whose quantization gives Wigner`s continuous spin representation of the Poincare group. Although the theory is not reparameterization invariant in the usual sense, it does possess a hidden gauge invariance that provides a non-local representation of the reparameterization group. The Hamiltonian of the theory does not vanish and its value is the continuous spin parameter. The theory presented here represents the simplest example of a wide class of higher derivative theories possessing a hidden gauge invariance.
A classical theory of continuous spin and hidden gauge invariance
Zoller, D.
1991-01-01
We present a classical higher derivative point particle theory whose quantization gives Wigner's continuous spin representation of the Poincare group. Although the theory is not reparameterization invariant in the usual sense, it does possess a hidden gauge invariance that provides a non-local representation of the reparameterization group. The Hamiltonian of the theory does not vanish and its value is the continuous spin parameter. The theory presented here represents the simplest example of a wide class of higher derivative theories possessing a hidden gauge invariance.
Non-Abelian gauge field theory in scale relativity
Nottale, Laurent; Celerier, Marie-Noeelle; Lehner, Thierry
2006-03-15
Gauge field theory is developed in the framework of scale relativity. In this theory, space-time is described as a nondifferentiable continuum, which implies it is fractal, i.e., explicitly dependent on internal scale variables. Owing to the principle of relativity that has been extended to scales, these scale variables can themselves become functions of the space-time coordinates. Therefore, a coupling is expected between displacements in the fractal space-time and the transformations of these scale variables. In previous works, an Abelian gauge theory (electromagnetism) has been derived as a consequence of this coupling for global dilations and/or contractions. We consider here more general transformations of the scale variables by taking into account separate dilations for each of them, which yield non-Abelian gauge theories. We identify these transformations with the usual gauge transformations. The gauge fields naturally appear as a new geometric contribution to the total variation of the action involving these scale variables, while the gauge charges emerge as the generators of the scale transformation group. A generalized action is identified with the scale-relativistic invariant. The gauge charges are the conservative quantities, conjugates of the scale variables through the action, which find their origin in the symmetries of the ''scale-space.'' We thus found in a geometric way and recover the expression for the covariant derivative of gauge theory. Adding the requirement that under the scale transformations the fermion multiplets and the boson fields transform such that the derived Lagrangian remains invariant, we obtain gauge theories as a consequence of scale symmetries issued from a geometric space-time description.
Bloch Waves in Minimal Landau Gauge and the Infinite-Volume Limit of Lattice Gauge Theory
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Cucchieri, Attilio; Mendes, Tereza
2017-05-01
By exploiting the similarity between Bloch's theorem for electrons in crystalline solids and the problem of Landau gauge fixing in Yang-Mills theory on a "replicated" lattice, we show that large-volume results can be reproduced by simulations performed on much smaller lattices. This approach, proposed by Zwanziger [Nucl. Phys. B412, 657 (1994), 10.1016/0550-3213(94)90396-4], corresponds to taking the infinite-volume limit for Landau-gauge field configurations in two steps: first for the gauge transformation alone, while keeping the lattice volume finite, and second for the gauge-field configuration itself. The solutions to the gauge-fixing condition are then given in terms of Bloch waves. Applying the method to data from Monte Carlo simulations of pure SU(2) gauge theory in two and three space-time dimensions, we are able to evaluate the Landau-gauge gluon propagator for lattices of linear extent up to 16 times larger than that of the simulated lattice. This approach is reminiscent of the Fisher-Ruelle construction of the thermodynamic limit in classical statistical mechanics.
Commutator of gauge generators in non-abelian chiral theory
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Jo, S.
1985-09-01
Commutators among non-abelian fermion currents are calculated using the BJL limit. The relation between the covariant seagull and the gauge dependence of the fermion current is derived for a canonical non-abelian theory using the path integral formulation. We observe that in a non-abelian theory with coupling to chiral fermions this relation is violated and this produces a non-trivial commutator of gauge group generators.
Large field inflation models from higher-dimensional gauge theories
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Furuuchi, Kazuyuki; Koyama, Yoji
2015-02-01
Motivated by the recent detection of B-mode polarization of CMB by BICEP2 which is possibly of primordial origin, we study large field inflation models which can be obtained from higher-dimensional gauge theories. The constraints from CMB observations on the gauge theory parameters are given, and their naturalness are discussed. Among the models analyzed, Dante's Inferno model turns out to be the most preferred model in this framework.
Large field inflation models from higher-dimensional gauge theories
Furuuchi, Kazuyuki; Koyama, Yoji
2015-02-23
Motivated by the recent detection of B-mode polarization of CMB by BICEP2 which is possibly of primordial origin, we study large field inflation models which can be obtained from higher-dimensional gauge theories. The constraints from CMB observations on the gauge theory parameters are given, and their naturalness are discussed. Among the models analyzed, Dante’s Inferno model turns out to be the most preferred model in this framework.
SU{sub {ital q}}(2) lattice gauge theory
Bimonte, G.; Stern, A.; Vitale, P.
1996-07-01
We reformulate the Hamiltonian approach to lattice gauge theories such that, at the classical level, the gauge group does not act canonically, but instead as a Poisson-Lie group. At the quantum level, the symmetry gets promoted to a quantum group gauge symmetry. The theory depends on two parameters: the deformation parameter {lambda} and the lattice spacing {ital a}. We show that the system of Kogut and Susskind is recovered when {lambda}{r_arrow}0, while QCD is recovered in the continuum limit (for any {lambda}). We, thus, have the possibility of having a two-parameter regularization of QCD. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}
Toolbox for Abelian lattice gauge theories with synthetic matter
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Dutta, Omjyoti; Tagliacozzo, Luca; Lewenstein, Maciej; Zakrzewski, Jakub
2017-05-01
Fundamental forces of nature are described by field theories, also known as gauge theories, based on a local gauge invariance. The simplest of them is quantum electrodynamics (QED), which is an example of an Abelian gauge theory. Such theories describe the dynamics of massless photons and their coupling to matter. However, in two spatial dimensions (2D), they are known to exhibit gapped phases at low temperature. In the realm of quantum spin systems, it remains a subject of considerable debate if their low-energy physics can be described by emergent gauge degrees of freedom. Here we present a class of simple two-dimensional models that admit a low-energy description in terms of an Abelian gauge theory. We find rich phase diagrams for these models comprising exotic deconfined phases and gapless phases—a rare example for 2D Abelian gauge theories. The counterintuitive presence of gapless phases in 2D results from the emergence of additional symmetry in the models. Moreover, we propose schemes to realize our model with current experiments using ultracold bosonic atoms in optical lattices.
On 4d rank-one N=3 superconformal field theories
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Nishinaka, Takahiro; Tachikawa, Yuji
2016-09-01
We study the properties of 4d N=3 superconformal field theories whose rank is one, i.e. those that reduce to a single vector multiplet on their moduli space of vacua. We find that the moduli space can only be of the form ℂ3/ℤ ℓ for ℓ=1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and that the supersymmetry automatically enhances to N=4 for ℓ=1, 2. In addition, we determine the central charges a and c in terms of ℓ, and construct the associated 2d chiral algebras, which turn out to be exotic N=2 supersymmetric W-algebras.
Hamiltonian Poincaré gauge theory of gravitation
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López-Pinto, A.; Tiemblo, A.; Tresguerres, R.
1997-02-01
We develop a Hamiltonian formalism suitable to be applied to gauge theories in the presence of gravitation, and to gravity itself when considered as a gauge theory. It is based on a nonlinear realization of the Poincaré group, taken as the local spacetime group of the gravitational gauge theory, with SO(3) as the classification subgroup. The Wigner-like rotation induced by the nonlinear approach singles out the role of time and allows us to deal with ordinary SO(3) vectors. We apply the general result to the Einstein - Cartan action, study the constraints, and obtain Einstein's classical equations in the extremely simple form of time evolution equations of the coframe. As a consequence of our approach, we identify the gauge-theoretical origin of the Ashtekar variables.
Phenomenology of strongly coupled chiral gauge theories
Bai, Yang; Berger, Joshua; Osborne, James; ...
2016-11-25
A sector with QCD-like strong dynamics is common in models of non-standard physics. Such a model could be accessible in LHC searches if both confinement and big-quarks charged under the confining group are at the TeV scale. Big-quark masses at this scale can be explained if the new fermions are chiral under a new U(1)' gauge symmetry such that their bare masses are related to the U(1)'-breaking and new confinement scales. Here we present a study of a minimal GUT-motivated and gauge anomaly-free model with implications for the LHC Run 2 searches. We find that the first signatures of suchmore » models could appear as two gauge boson resonances. The chiral nature of the model could be confirmed by observation of a Z'γ resonance, where the Z' naturally has a large leptonic branching ratio because of its kinetic mixing with the hypercharge gauge boson.« less
Loop calculus for lattice gauge theories
Gambini, R.; Leal, L.; Trias, A.
1989-05-15
Hamiltonian calculations are performed using a loop-labeled basis where the full set of identities for the SU(/ital N/) gauge models has been incorporated. The loops are classified as clusterlike structures and the eigenvalue problem leads to a linear set of finite-difference equations easily amenable to numerical treatment. Encouraging results are reported for SU(2) at spatial dimension 2.
Performance of Density Functional Theory for Second Row (4d) Transition Metal Thermochemistry.
Laury, Marie L; Wilson, Angela K
2013-09-10
The performances of 22 density functionals, including generalized gradient approximation (GGA), hybrid GGAs, hybrid-meta GGAs, and range-separated and double hybrid functionals, in combination with the correlation consistent basis sets and effective core potentials, have been gauged for the prediction of gas phase enthalpies of formation for the TM-4d set, which contains 30 second row transition metal-containing molecules. The enthalpies of formation determined by the 22 density functionals were compared to those generated via the relativistic pseudopotential correlation consistent Composite Approach (rp-ccCA), which has a goal of reproducing energies akin to those from CCSD(T,FC1)-DK/aug-cc-pCV∞Z-DK calculations. B3LYP/cc-pVTZ-PP optimized geometries were used in this study, though structures determined by other functionals also were examined. Of the functionals employed, the double hybrid functionals, B2GP-PLYP and mPW2-PLYP, yielded the best overall results with mean absolute deviations (MADs) from experimental enthalpies of formation of 4.25 and 5.19 kcal mol(-1), respectively. The GGA functionals BP86 and PBEPBE resulted in deviations from experiment of nearly 100 kcal mol(-1) for molecules such as molybdenum carbonyls. The ωB97X-D functional, which includes the separation of exchange energy into long-range and short-range contributions and includes a dispersion correction, resulted in an MAD of 6.52 kcal mol(-1).
Conformal Orbifold Partition Functions from Topologically Massive Gauge Theory
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Castelo Ferreira, Pedro; Kogan, Ian I.; Szabo, Richard J.
2002-04-01
We continue the development of the topological membrane approach to open and unoriented string theories. We study orbifolds of topologically massive gauge theory defined on the geometry [0,1] × Σ, where Σ is a generic compact Riemann surface. The orbifold operations are constructed by gauging the discrete symmetries of the bulk three-dimensional field theory. Multi-loop bosonic string vacuum amplitudes are thereby computed as bulk correlation functions of the gauge theory. It is shown that the three-dimensional correlators naturally reproduce twisted and untwisted sectors in the case of closed worldsheet orbifolds, and Neumann and Dirichlet boundary conditions in the case of open ones. The bulk wavefunctions are used to explicitly construct the characters of the underlying extended Kac-Moody group for arbitrary genus. The correlators for both the original theory and its orbifolds give the expected modular invariant statistical sums over the characters.
Perturbative quantum gravity as a double copy of gauge theory.
Bern, Zvi; Carrasco, John Joseph M; Johansson, Henrik
2010-08-06
In a previous paper we observed that (classical) tree-level gauge-theory amplitudes can be rearranged to display a duality between color and kinematics. Once this is imposed, gravity amplitudes are obtained using two copies of gauge-theory diagram numerators. Here we conjecture that this duality persists to all quantum loop orders and can thus be used to obtain multiloop gravity amplitudes easily from gauge-theory ones. As a nontrivial test, we show that the three-loop four-point amplitude of N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory can be arranged into a form satisfying the duality, and by taking double copies of the diagram numerators we obtain the corresponding amplitude of N=8 supergravity. We also remark on a nonsupersymmetric two-loop test based on pure Yang-Mills theory resulting in gravity coupled to an antisymmetric tensor and dilaton.
Argyres, Philip C.; Uensal, Mithat
2012-08-10
We study the dynamics of four dimensional gauge theories with adjoint fermions for all gauge groups, both in perturbation theory and non-perturbatively, by using circle compactification with periodic boundary conditions for the fermions. There are new gauge phenomena. We show that, to all orders in perturbation theory, many gauge groups are Higgsed by the gauge holonomy around the circle to a product of both abelian and nonabelian gauge group factors. Non-perturbatively there are monopole-instantons with fermion zero modes and two types of monopole-anti-monopole molecules, called bions. One type are magnetic bions which carry net magnetic charge and induce a massmore » gap for gauge fluctuations. Another type are neutral bions which are magnetically neutral, and their understanding requires a generalization of multi-instanton techniques in quantum mechanics — which we refer to as the Bogomolny-Zinn-Justin (BZJ) prescription — to compactified field theory. The BZJ prescription applied to bion-anti-bion topological molecules predicts a singularity on the positive real axis of the Borel plane (i.e., a divergence from summing large orders in peturbation theory) which is of order N times closer to the origin than the leading 4-d BPST instanton-anti-instanton singularity, where N is the rank of the gauge group. The position of the bion-anti-bion singularity is thus qualitatively similar to that of the 4-d IR renormalon singularity, and we conjecture that they are continuously related as the compactification radius is changed. By making use of transseries and Écalle’s resurgence theory we argue that a non-perturbative continuum definition of a class of field theories which admit semi-classical expansions may be possible.« less
Argyres, Philip C.; Uensal, Mithat
2012-08-10
We study the dynamics of four dimensional gauge theories with adjoint fermions for all gauge groups, both in perturbation theory and non-perturbatively, by using circle compactification with periodic boundary conditions for the fermions. There are new gauge phenomena. We show that, to all orders in perturbation theory, many gauge groups are Higgsed by the gauge holonomy around the circle to a product of both abelian and nonabelian gauge group factors. Non-perturbatively there are monopole-instantons with fermion zero modes and two types of monopole-anti-monopole molecules, called bions. One type are magnetic bions which carry net magnetic charge and induce a mass gap for gauge fluctuations. Another type are neutral bions which are magnetically neutral, and their understanding requires a generalization of multi-instanton techniques in quantum mechanics — which we refer to as the Bogomolny-Zinn-Justin (BZJ) prescription — to compactified field theory. The BZJ prescription applied to bion-anti-bion topological molecules predicts a singularity on the positive real axis of the Borel plane (i.e., a divergence from summing large orders in peturbation theory) which is of order N times closer to the origin than the leading 4-d BPST instanton-anti-instanton singularity, where N is the rank of the gauge group. The position of the bion-anti-bion singularity is thus qualitatively similar to that of the 4-d IR renormalon singularity, and we conjecture that they are continuously related as the compactification radius is changed. By making use of transseries and Écalle’s resurgence theory we argue that a non-perturbative continuum definition of a class of field theories which admit semi-classical expansions may be possible.
Gauge and motion in perturbation theory
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Pound, Adam
2015-08-01
Through second order in perturbative general relativity, a small compact object in an external vacuum spacetime obeys a generalized equivalence principle: although it is accelerated with respect to the external background geometry, it is in free fall with respect to a certain effective vacuum geometry. However, this single principle takes very different mathematical forms, with very different behaviors, depending on how one treats perturbed motion. Furthermore, any description of perturbed motion can be altered by a gauge transformation. In this paper, I clarify the relationship between two treatments of perturbed motion and the gauge freedom in each. I first show explicitly how one common treatment, called the Gralla-Wald approximation, can be derived from a second, called the self-consistent approximation. I next present a general treatment of smooth gauge transformations in both approximations, in which I emphasize that the approximations' governing equations can be formulated in an invariant manner. All of these analyses are carried through second perturbative order, but the methods are general enough to go to any order. Furthermore, the tools I develop, and many of the results, should have broad applicability to any description of perturbed motion, including osculating-geodesic and two-timescale descriptions.
Relational mechanics as a gauge theory
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Ferraro, Rafael
2016-02-01
Absolute space is eliminated from the body of mechanics by gauging translations and rotations in the Lagrangian of a classical system. The procedure implies the addition of compensating terms to the kinetic energy, in such a way that the resulting equations of motion are valid in any frame. The compensating terms provide inertial forces depending on the total momentum P, intrinsic angular momentum J and intrinsic inertia tensor I. Therefore, the privileged frames where Newton's equations are valid ( Newtonian frames) are completely determined by the matter distribution of the universe ( Machianization). At the Hamiltonian level, the gauge invariance leads to first class constraints that remove those degrees of freedom that make no sense once the absolute space has been eliminated. This reformulation of classical mechanics is entirely relational, since it is a dynamics for the distances between particles. It is also Machian, since the rotation of the rest of the universe produces centrifugal effects. It then provides a new perspective to consider the foundational ideas of general relativity, like Mach's principle and the weak equivalence principle. With regard to the concept of time, the absence of an absolute time is known to be a characteristic of parametrized systems. Furthermore, the scale invariance of those parametrized systems whose potentials are inversely proportional to the squared distances can be also gauged by introducing another compensating term associated with the intrinsic virial G ( shape-dynamics).
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Dolan, Louise; Sun, Yang
2015-06-01
We compute the partition function of four-dimensional abelian gauge theory on a general four-torus T 4 with flat metric using Dirac quantization. In addition to an symmetry, it possesses symmetry that is electromagnetic S-duality. We show explicitly how this S-duality of the 4 d abelian gauge theory has its origin in symmetries of the 6 d (2 , 0) tensor theory, by computing the partition function of a single fivebrane compactified on T 2 times T 4, which has symmetry. If we identify the couplings of the abelian gauge theory with the complex modulus of the T 2 torus , then in the small T 2 limit, the partition function of the fivebrane tensor field can be factorized, and contains the partition function of the 4 d gauge theory. In this way the symmetry of the 6d tensor partition function is identified with the S-duality symmetry of the 4d gauge partition function. Each partition function is the product of zero mode and oscillator contributions, where the acts suitably. For the 4d gauge theory, which has a Lagrangian, this product redistributes when using path integral quantization.
Phase diagram of a lattice U(1) gauge theory with gauge fixing
Bock, W.; Golterman, M.F.; Shamir, Y.
1998-09-01
As a first step towards a nonperturbative investigation of the gauge-fixing (Rome) approach to lattice chiral gauge theories we study a U(1) model with an action that includes a local gauge-fixing term and a mass counterterm for the gauge fields. The model is studied on the trivial orbit so that only the dynamics of the longitudinal gauge degrees of freedom is taken into account. Mean-field and numerical calculations reveal that the phase diagram of this {open_quotes}reduced{close_quotes} model contains, in addition to ferromagnetic (FM), antiferromagnetic (AM) and paramagnetic (PM) phases, also a novel so-called helicoidal ferromagnetic (FMD) phase with broken U(1) symmetry and a nonvanishing condensate of the vector field. The continuum limit is defined by approaching the FM-FMD phase transition from within the FM phase. We show that the global U(1) symmetry is restored in this continuum limit, both numerically and in perturbation theory. The numerical results for the magnetization in the FM and FMD phases are in good agreement with perturbation theory. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}
The Seiberg-Witten map for noncommutative gauge theories
Cerchiai, B.L.; Pasqua, A.F.; Zumino, B.
2002-06-26
The Seiberg-Witten map for noncommutative Yang-Mills theories is studied and methods for its explicit construction are discussed which are valid for any gauge group. In particular the use of the evolution equation is described in some detail and its relation to the cohomological approach is elucidated. Cohomological methods which are applicable to gauge theories requiring the Batalin-Vilkoviskii antifield formalism are briefly mentioned. Also, the analogy of the Weyl-Moyal star product with the star product of opestring field theory and possible ramifications of this analogy are briefly mentioned.
Gauge theories on hyperbolic spaces and dual wormhole instabilities
Buchel, Alex
2004-09-15
We study supergravity duals of strongly coupled four-dimensional gauge theories formulated on compact quotients of hyperbolic spaces. The resulting background geometries are represented by Euclidean wormholes, which complicate establishing the precise gauge theory/string theory correspondence dictionary. These backgrounds suffer from the nonperturbative instabilities arising from the D3D3-bar pair-production in the background four-form potential. We discuss conditions for suppressing this Schwingerlike instability. We find that Euclidean wormholes arising in this construction develop a naked singularity before they can be stabilized.
Conformally sequestered supersymmetry breaking in vectorlike gauge theories
Ibe, M.; Nakayama, Y.; Shinbara, Y.; Izawa, K.-I.; Yanagida, T.
2006-01-01
We provide, in a framework of vectorlike gauge theories, concrete models for conformal sequestering of dynamical supersymmetry (SUSY) breaking in the hidden sector. If the sequestering is sufficiently strong, anomaly mediation of the SUSY breaking may give dominant contributions to the mass spectrum of SUSY standard model particles, leading to negative slepton masses squared. Thus, we also consider a model with gravitational gauge mediation to circumvent the tachyonic slepton problem in pure anomaly-mediation models.
Phase diagram of 4D field theories with chiral anomaly from holography
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Ammon, Martin; Leiber, Julian; Macedo, Rodrigo P.
2016-03-01
Within gauge/gravity duality, we study the class of four dimensional CFTs with chiral anomaly described by Einstein-Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory in five dimensions. In particular we determine the phase diagram at finite temperature, chemical potential and magnetic field. At high temperatures the solution is given by an electrically and magnetically charged AdS Reissner-Nordstroem black brane. For sufficiently large Chern-Simons coupling and at sufficiently low temperatures and small magnetic fields, we find a new phase with helical order, breaking translational invariance spontaneously. For the Chern-Simons couplings studied, the phase transition is second order with mean field exponents. Since the entropy density vanishes in the limit of zero temperature we are confident that this is the true ground state which is the holographic version of a chiral magnetic spiral.
Gauge invariant unitary theory for pion photoproduction
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van Antwerpen, C. H. M.; Afnan, I. R.
1995-08-01
The Ward-Takahashi identities are central to the gauge invariance of the photoproduction amplitude. Here we demonstrate that unitarity and in particular the inclusion of both the πN and γπN thresholds on equal footing yields a photoproduction amplitude that satisfies both two-body unitarity and the generalized Ward-Takahashi identities. The final amplitude is a solution of a set of coupled channel integral equations for the reactions πN-->πN and γN-->πN.
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Pinto, Carlos
2016-03-01
We analyze the interplay between gauge fixing and boundary conditions in two-dimensional U(1) lattice gauge theory. We show on the basis of a general argument that periodic boundary conditions result in an ill-defined weak coupling approximation but that the approximation can be made well-defined if the boundaries are fixed to zero. We confirm this result in the particular case of the Feynman gauge. We show that the zero momentum mode divergence in the propagator that appears in the Feynman gauge vanishes when the weak coupling approximation is well-defined. In addition we obtain exact results (for arbitrary coupling), including finite size corrections, for the partition function and for general one-point and two-point functions in the axial gauge under both periodic and zero boundary conditions and confirm these results numerically. The dependence of these objects on both lattice size and coupling constant is investigated using specific examples. These exact results may provide insight into similar gauge fixing issues in more complex models.
RIKEN BNL RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOP ON GAUGE-INVARIANT VARIABLES IN GAUGE THEORIES, VOLUME 20
VAN BAAL,P.; ORLAND,P.; PISARSKI,R.
2000-06-01
This four-day workshop focused on the wide variety of approaches to the non-perturbative physics of QCD. The main topic was the formulation of non-Abelian gauge theory in orbit space, but some other ideas were discussed, in particular the possible extension of the Maldacena conjecture to nonsupersymmetric gauge theories. The idea was to involve most of the participants in general discussions on the problem. Panel discussions were organized to further encourage debate and understanding. Most of the talks roughly fell into three categories: (1) Variational methods in field theory; (2) Anti-de Sitter space ideas; (3) The fundamental domain, gauge fixing, Gribov copies and topological objects (both in the continuum and on a lattice). In particular some remarkable progress in three-dimensional gauge theories was presented, from the analytic side by V.P. Nair and mostly from the numerical side by O. Philipsen. This work may ultimately have important implications for RHIC experiments on the high-temperature quark-gluon plasma.
Discretized Abelian Chern-Simons gauge theory on arbitrary graphs
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Sun, Kai; Kumar, Krishna; Fradkin, Eduardo
2015-09-01
In this paper, we show how to discretize the Abelian Chern-Simons gauge theory on generic planar lattices/graphs (with or without translational symmetries) embedded in arbitrary two-dimensional closed orientable manifolds. We find that, as long as a one-to-one correspondence between vertices and faces can be defined on the graph such that each face is paired up with a neighboring vertex (and vice versa), a discretized Abelian Chern-Simons theory can be constructed consistently. We further verify that all the essential properties of the Chern-Simons gauge theory are preserved in the discretized setup. In addition, we find that the existence of such a one-to-one correspondence is not only a sufficient condition for discretizing a Chern-Simons gauge theory but, for the discretized theory to be nonsingular and to preserve some key properties of the topological field theory, this correspondence is also a necessary one. A specific example will then be provided, in which we discretize the Abelian Chern-Simons gauge theory on a tetrahedron.
Theory and renormalization of the gauge-invariant effective action
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Hart, C. F.
1983-10-01
The different methods for constructing a gauge-invariant effective action (GIEA) for quantum non-Abelian gauge field theories proposed by 't Hooft, DeWitt, Boulware, and Abbott are all shown to be equivalent. In the course of proving this equivalence we show how to extend the usual background-field method so as to construct what may be considered the prototypical GIEA and discuss in some detail the invariance and gauge transformation properties of both the usual theory and the new theory using the GIEA. All solutions to the GIEA field equations are shown to be physical-being solutions to the usual field equations with an arbitrary gauge condition. The renormalization program based upon the GIEA is shown to differ from the standard theory and we outline the modifications which are needed in the present proof of renormalizability. In particular we prove that the physical renormalization is independent of any gauge-fixing choice. Finally, we prove that the S-matrix elements derived from the GIEA for an arbitrary background-field solution to the field equations are the same as those derived using the usual effective action.
Quantum walks and non-Abelian discrete gauge theory
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Arnault, Pablo; Di Molfetta, Giuseppe; Brachet, Marc; Debbasch, Fabrice
2016-07-01
A family of discrete-time quantum walks (DTQWs) on the line with an exact discrete U(N ) gauge invariance is introduced. It is shown that the continuous limit of these DTQWs, when it exists, coincides with the dynamics of a Dirac fermion coupled to usual U(N ) gauge fields in two-dimensional spacetime. A discrete generalization of the usual U(N ) curvature is also constructed. An alternate interpretation of these results in terms of superimposed U(1 ) Maxwell fields and SU(N ) gauge fields is discussed in the Appendix. Numerical simulations are also presented, which explore the convergence of the DTQWs towards their continuous limit and which also compare the DTQWs with classical (i.e., nonquantum) motions in classical SU(2 ) fields. The results presented in this paper constitute a first step towards quantum simulations of generic Yang-Mills gauge theories through DTQWs.
Equivariant dimensional reduction and quiver gauge theories
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Dolan, Brian P.; Szabo, Richard J.
2011-09-01
We review recent applications of equivariant dimensional reduction techniques to the construction of Yang-Mills-Higgs-Dirac theories with dynamical mass generation and exactly massless chiral fermions.
Modified coupling procedure for the Poincare gauge theory of gravity
Kazmierczak, Marcin
2009-06-15
The minimal coupling procedure, which is employed in standard Yang-Mills theories, appears to be ambiguous in the case of gravity. We propose a slight modification of this procedure, which removes the ambiguity. Our modification justifies some earlier results concerning the consequences of the Poincare gauge theory of gravity. In particular, the predictions of the Einstein-Cartan theory with fermionic matter are rendered unique.
Algebraic isomorphism in two-dimensional anomalous gauge theories
Carvalhaes, C.G.; Natividade, C.P.
1997-08-01
The operator solution of the anomalous chiral Schwinger model is discussed on the basis of the general principles of Wightman field theory. Some basic structural properties of the model are analyzed taking a careful control on the Hilbert space associated with the Wightman functions. The isomorphism between gauge noninvariant and gauge invariant descriptions of the anomalous theory is established in terms of the corresponding field algebras. We show that (i) the {Theta}-vacuum representation and (ii) the suggested equivalence of vector Schwinger model and chiral Schwinger model cannot be established in terms of the intrinsic field algebra. {copyright} 1997 Academic Press, Inc.
Gauge-covariant bimetric theory of gravitation and electromagnetism
Israelit, M.; Rosen, N.
1983-10-01
The Weyl theory of gravitation and electromagnetism, as modified by Dirac, contains a gauge-covariant scalar ..beta.. which has no geometric significance. This is a flaw if one is looking for a geometric description of gravitation and electromagnetism. A bimetric formalism is therefore introduced which enables one to replace ..beta.. by a geometric quantity. The formalism can be simplified by the use of a gauge-invariant physical metric. The resulting theory agrees with the general relativity for phenomena in the solar system.
BRST formulation of Chern-Simons gauge theory coupled to matter fields
Shin, H.; Kim, W.; Kim, J. ); Park, Y. )
1992-09-15
We study the Abelian Chern-Simons gauge theory coupled to a complex scalar field in the covariant gauge. By introducing the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin formulation, it is shown that fractional spin also appears in the covariant gauge.
Coulomb branches for rank 2 gauge groups in 3 d N=4 gauge theories
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Hanany, Amihay; Sperling, Marcus
2016-08-01
The Coulomb branch of 3-dimensional N=4 gauge theories is the space of bare and dressed BPS monopole operators. We utilise the conformal dimension to define a fan which, upon intersection with the weight lattice of a GNO-dual group, gives rise to a collection of semi-groups. It turns out that the unique Hilbert bases of these semi-groups are a sufficient, finite set of monopole operators which generate the entire chiral ring. Moreover, the knowledge of the properties of the minimal generators is enough to compute the Hilbert series explicitly. The techniques of this paper allow an efficient evaluation of the Hilbert series for general rank gauge groups. As an application, we provide various examples for all rank two gauge groups to demonstrate the novel interpretation.
Kitaev Lattice Models as a Hopf Algebra Gauge Theory
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Meusburger, Catherine
2017-07-01
We prove that Kitaev's lattice model for a finite-dimensional semisimple Hopf algebra H is equivalent to the combinatorial quantisation of Chern-Simons theory for the Drinfeld double D( H). This shows that Kitaev models are a special case of the older and more general combinatorial models. This equivalence is an analogue of the relation between Turaev-Viro and Reshetikhin-Turaev TQFTs and relates them to the quantisation of moduli spaces of flat connections. We show that the topological invariants of the two models, the algebra of operators acting on the protected space of the Kitaev model and the quantum moduli algebra from the combinatorial quantisation formalism, are isomorphic. This is established in a gauge theoretical picture, in which both models appear as Hopf algebra valued lattice gauge theories. We first prove that the triangle operators of a Kitaev model form a module algebra over a Hopf algebra of gauge transformations and that this module algebra is isomorphic to the lattice algebra in the combinatorial formalism. Both algebras can be viewed as the algebra of functions on gauge fields in a Hopf algebra gauge theory. The isomorphism between them induces an algebra isomorphism between their subalgebras of invariants, which are interpreted as gauge invariant functions or observables. It also relates the curvatures in the two models, which are given as holonomies around the faces of the lattice. This yields an isomorphism between the subalgebras obtained by projecting out curvatures, which can be viewed as the algebras of functions on flat gauge fields and are the topological invariants of the two models.
Worldsheet theory of light-cone gauge noncritical strings on higher genus Riemann surfaces
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Ishibashi, Nobuyuki; Murakami, Koichi
2016-06-01
It is possible to formulate light-cone gauge string field theory in noncritical dimensions. Such a theory corresponds to conformal gauge worldsheet theory with nonstandard longitudinal part. We study the longitudinal part of the worldsheet theory on higher genus Riemann surfaces. The results in this paper shall be used to study the dimensional regularization of light-cone gauge string field theory.
Monopole operators and mirror symmetry in three-dimensional gauge theories
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Borokhov, Vadim A.
Many gauge theories in three dimensions flow to interacting conformal field theories in the infrared. We define a new class of local operators in these conformal field theories that are not polynomial in the fundamental fields and create topological disorder. They can be regarded as higher-dimensional analogs of twist and winding-state operators in free 2-D CFTs. We call them monopole operators for reasons explained in the text. The importance of monopole operators is that in the Higgs phase, they create Abrikosov-Nielsen-Olesen vortices. We study properties of these operators in three-dimensional gauge theories using large Nf expansion. For non-supersymmetric gauge theories we show that monopole operators belong to representations of the conformal group whose primaries have dimension of order N f. We demonstrate that these monopole operators transform non-trivially under the flavor symmetry group. We also consider topology-changing operators in the infrared limits of N = 2 and N = 4 supersymmetric QED as well as N = 4 SU(2) gauge theory in three dimensions. Using large N f expansion and operator-state isomorphism of the resulting superconformal field theories, we construct monopole operators that are primaries of short representation of the superconformal algebra and compute their charges under the global symmetries. Predictions of three-dimensional mirror symmetry for the quantum numbers of these monopole operators are verified. Furthermore, we argue that some of our large-Nf results are exact. This implies, in particular, that certain monopole operators in N = 4 d = 3 SQED with Nf = 1 are free fields. This amounts to a proof of 3-D mirror symmetry in these special cases.
Large- N volume independence in conformal and confining gauge theories
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Ünsal, Mithat; Yaffe, Laurence G.
2010-08-01
Consequences of large N volume independence are examined in conformal and confining gauge theories. In the large N limit, gauge theories compactified on {mathbb{R}^{d - k}} × {left( {{S^1}} right)^k} are independent of the S 1 radii, provided the theory has unbroken center symmetry. In particular, this implies that a large N gauge theory which, on {mathbb{R}^d} , flowstoan IR fixed point, retains the infinite correlation length and other scale invariant properties of the decompactified theory even when compactified on {mathbb{R}^{d - k}} × {left( {{S^1}} right)^k} . In other words, finite volume effects are 1 /N suppressed. In lattice formulations of vector-like theories, this implies that numerical studies to determine the boundary between confined and conformal phases may be performed on one-site lattice models. In mathcal{N} = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, the center symmetry realization is a matter of choice: the theory on {mathbb{R}^{4 - k}} × {left( {{S^1}} right)^k} has a moduli space which contains points with all possible realizations of center symmetry. Large N QCD with massive adjoint fermions and one or two compactified dimensions has a rich phase structure with an infinite number of phase transitions coalescing in the zero radius limit.
BRST detour quantization: Generating gauge theories from constraints
Cherney, D.; Waldron, A.; Latini, E.
2010-06-15
We present the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) cohomologies of a class of constraint (super) Lie algebras as detour complexes. By interpreting the components of detour complexes as gauge invariances, Bianchi identities, and equations of motion, we obtain a large class of new gauge theories. The pivotal new machinery is a treatment of the ghost Hilbert space designed to manifest the detour structure. Along with general results, we give details for three of these theories which correspond to gauge invariant spinning particle models of totally symmetric, antisymmetric, and Kaehler antisymmetric forms. In particular, we give details of our recent announcement of a (p,q)-form Kaehler electromagnetism. We also discuss how our results generalize to other special geometries.
Perturbation theory in supersymmetric QED: Infrared divergences and gauge invariance
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Dine, Michael; Draper, Patrick; Haber, Howard E.; Haskins, Laurel Stephenson
2016-11-01
We study some aspects of perturbation theory in N =1 supersymmetric Abelian gauge theories with massive charged matter. In general gauges, infrared (IR) divergences and nonlocal behavior arise in one particle irreducible (1PI) diagrams, associated with a 1 /k4 term in the propagator for the vector superfield. We examine this structure in supersymmetric QED. The IR divergences are gauge dependent and must cancel in physical quantities like the electron pole mass. We demonstrate that cancellation takes place in a nontrivial way, amounting to a reorganization of the perturbative series from powers of e2 to powers of e . We also show how these complications are avoided in cases where a Wilsonian effective action can be defined.
Renormalization of vacuum expectation values in spontaneously broken gauge theories
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Sperling, Marcus; Stöckinger, Dominik; Voigt, Alexander
2013-07-01
We compute one-loop and two-loop β-functions for vacuum expectation values (VEVs) in gauge theories. In R ξ gauge the VEVs renormalize differently from the respective scalar fields. We focus particularly on the origin and behaviour of this difference and show that it can be interpreted as the anomalous dimension of a certain scalar background field, leading to simple direct computation and qualitative understanding. The results are given for generic as well as supersymmetric gauge theories. These complement the set of well-known γ- and β-functions of Machacek/Vaughn. As an application, we compute the β-functions for VEVs and tan β in the MSSM, NMSSM, and E6SSM.
Abelian gauge theories on compact manifolds and the Gribov ambiguity
Kelnhofer, Gerald
2008-05-15
We study the quantization of Abelian gauge theories of principal torus bundles over compact manifolds with and without boundary. It is shown that these gauge theories suffer from a Gribov ambiguity originating in the nontriviality of the bundle of connections whose geometrical structure will be analyzed in detail. Motivated by the stochastic quantization approach, we propose a modified functional integral measure on the space of connections that takes the Gribov problem into account. This functional integral measure is used to calculate the partition function, Green's functions, and the field strength correlating functions in any dimension by using the fact that the space of inequivalent connections itself admits the structure of a bundle over a finite dimensional torus. Green's functions are shown to be affected by the nontrivial topology, giving rise to nonvanishing vacuum expectation values for the gauge fields.
Quantum equivalence of noncommutative and Yang-Mills gauge theories in 2D and matrix theory
Ydri, Badis
2007-05-15
We construct noncommutative U(1) gauge theory on the fuzzy sphere S{sub N}{sup 2} as a unitary 2Nx2N matrix model. In the quantum theory the model is equivalent to a non-Abelian U(N) Yang-Mills theory on a two-dimensional lattice with two plaquettes. This equivalence holds in the 'fuzzy sphere' phase where we observe a 3rd order phase transition between weak-coupling and strong-coupling phases of the gauge theory. In the matrix phase we have a U(N) gauge theory on a single point.
Quantized vortices in interacting gauge theories
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Butera, Salvatore; Valiente, Manuel; Ohberg, Patrik
2015-05-01
We consider a two-dimensional weakly interacting ultracold Bose gas whose constituents are two-level atoms. We study the effects of a synthetic density-dependent gauge field that arises from laser-matter coupling in the adiabatic limit with a laser configuration such that the single-particle vector potential corresponds to a constant synthetic magnetic field. We find a new type of current non-linearity in the Gross-Pitaevskii equation which affects the dynamics of the order parameter of the condensate. We investigate on the physical conditions that make the nucleation of a quantized vortex in the system energetically favourable with respect to the non rotating solution. Two different physical interpretations can be given to this new non linearity: firstly it can be seen as a local modification of the mean field coupling constant, whose value depends on the angular momentum of the condensate. Secondly, it can be interpreted as a density modulated angular velocity given to the cloud. We analyze the physical conditions that make a single vortex state energetically favourable. In the Thomas-Fermi limit, we show that the effect of the new nonlinearity is to induce a rotation to the condensate, where the transition from non-rotating to rotating depends on the density of the cloud. The authors acknowledge support from CM-DTC and EPSRC.
Quantized vortices in interacting gauge theories
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Butera, Salvatore; Valiente, Manuel; Öhberg, Patrik
2016-01-01
We consider a two-dimensional weakly interacting ultracold Bose gas whose constituents are two-level atoms. We study the effects of a synthetic density-dependent gauge field that arises from laser-matter coupling in the adiabatic limit with a laser configuration such that the single-particle zeroth-order vector potential corresponds to a constant synthetic magnetic field. We find a new exotic type of current nonlinearity in the Gross-Pitaevskii equation which affects the dynamics of the order parameter of the condensate. We investigate the rotational properties of this system in the Thomas-Fermi limit, focusing in particular on the physical conditions that make the existence of a quantized vortex in the system energetically favourable with respect to the non-rotating solution. We point out that two different physical interpretations can be given to this new nonlinearity: firstly it can be seen as a local modification of the mean field coupling constant, whose value depends on the angular momentum of the condensate. Secondly, it can be interpreted as a density modulated angular velocity given to the cloud. Looking at the problem from both of these viewpoints, we show that the effect of the new nonlinearity is to induce a rotation to the condensate, where the transition from non-rotating to rotating states depends on the density of the cloud.
Cascading gauge theory on dS4 and String Theory landscape
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Buchel, Alex; Galante, Damián A.
2014-06-01
Placing anti-D3 branes at the tip of the conifold in Klebanov-Strassler geometry provides a generic way of constructing meta-stable de Sitter (dS) vacua in String Theory. A local geometry of such vacua exhibit gravitational solutions with a D3 charge measured at the tip opposite to the asymptotic charge. We discuss a restrictive set of such geometries, where anti-D3 branes are smeared at the tip. Such geometries represent holographic dual of cascading gauge theory in dS4 with or without chiral symmetry breaking. We find that in the phase with unbroken chiral symmetry the D3 charge at the tip is always positive. Furthermore, this charge is zero in the phase with spontaneously broken chiral symmetry. We show that the effective potential of the chirally symmetric phase is lower than that in the symmetry broken phase, i.e., there is no spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking for cascading gauge theory in dS4. The positivity of the D3 brane charge in smooth de-Sitter deformed conifold geometries with fluxes presents difficulties in uplifting AdS vacua to dS ones in String Theory via smeared anti-D3 branes. First, turning on fluxes on Calabi-Yau compactifications of type IIB string theory produces highly warped geometry with stabilized complex structure (but not Kähler) moduli of the compactification [3]; Next, including non-perturbative effects (which are under control given the unbroken supersymmetry), one obtains anti-de Sitter (AdS4) vacua with all moduli fixed; Finally, one uses anti-D3 branes of type IIB string theory to uplift AdS4 to de Sitter (dS4) vacua. As the last step of the construction completely breaks supersymmetry, it is much less controlled. In fact, in [4-7] it was argued that putting anti-D3 branes at the tip of the Klebanov-Strassler (KS) [8] geometry (as done in KKLT construction) leads to a naked singularity. Whether or not the resulting singularity is physical is subject to debates. When M4=dS4 and the chiral symmetry is unbroken, the D3 brane
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Bershtein, Mikhail; Bonelli, Giulio; Ronzani, Massimiliano; Tanzini, Alessandro
2017-08-01
We show that equivariant Donaldson polynomials of compact toric surfaces can be calculated as residues of suitable combinations of Virasoro conformal blocks, by building on AGT correspondence between N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories and two-dimensional conformal field theory.
Thermalization and confinement in strongly coupled gauge theories
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Ishii, Takaaki; Kiritsis, Elias; Rosen, Christopher
2016-11-01
Quantum field theories of strongly interacting matter sometimes have a useful holographic description in terms of the variables of a gravitational theory in higher dimensions. This duality maps time dependent physics in the gauge theory to time dependent solutions of the Einstein equations in the gravity theory. In order to better understand the process by which "real world" theories such as QCD behave out of thermodynamic equilibrium, we study time dependent perturbations to states in a model of a confining, strongly coupled gauge theory via holography. Operationally, this involves solving a set of non-linear Einstein equations supplemented with specific time dependent boundary conditions. The resulting solutions allow one to comment on the timescale by which the perturbed states thermalize, as well as to quantify the properties of the final state as a function of the perturbation parameters. We comment on the influence of the dual gauge theory's confinement scale on these results, as well as the appearance of a previously anticipated universal scaling regime in the "abrupt quench" limit.
Perturbative Quantum Gravity and its Relation to Gauge Theory.
Bern, Zvi
2002-01-01
In this review we describe a non-trivial relationship between perturbative gauge theory and gravity scattering amplitudes. At the semi-classical or tree-level, the scattering amplitudes of gravity theories in flat space can be expressed as a sum of products of well defined pieces of gauge theory amplitudes. These relationships were first discovered by Kawai, Lewellen, and Tye in the context of string theory, but hold more generally. In particular, they hold for standard Einstein gravity. A method based on D-dimensional unitarity can then be used to systematically construct all quantum loop corrections order-by-order in perturbation theory using as input the gravity tree amplitudes expressed in terms of gauge theory ones. More generally, the unitarity method provides a means for perturbatively quantizing massless gravity theories without the usual formal apparatus associated with the quantization of constrained systems. As one application, this method was used to demonstrate that maximally supersymmetric gravity is less divergent in the ultraviolet than previously thought.
Vacuum stability of asymptotically safe gauge-Yukawa theories
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Litim, Daniel F.; Mojaza, Matin; Sannino, Francesco
2016-01-01
We study the phase diagram and the stability of the ground state for certain four-dimensional gauge-Yukawa theories whose high-energy behaviour is controlled by an interacting fixed point. We also provide analytical and numerical results for running couplings, their crossover scales, the separatrix, and the Coleman-Weinberg effective potential. Classical and quantum stability of the vacuum is established.
On the solvability of two dimensional semigroup gauge theories
Varga, Peter
2010-06-15
We study the solvability of two dimensional semigroup gauge theories by Migdal's link elimination method. We determine certain conditions that ensure that the partition sum corresponding to the join of two plaquettes depends only on the holonomy around the boundary of the joined plaquettes. These conditions are checked for a few types of semigroups: 0-groups, cyclic, inverse symmetric, and Brandt semigroups.
The fundamental constants of nature from lattice gauge theory simulations
Mackenzie, Paul B.; /Fermilab
2005-01-01
The fundamental laws of nature as we now know them are governed the fundamental parameters of the Standard Model. Some of these, such as the masses of the quarks, have been hidden from direct observation by the confinement of quarks. They are now being revealed through large scale numerical simulation of lattice gauge theory.
Condensation of Embedded Monopoles in SU(2) Gauge Theory
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Rajput, B. S.; Kumar, Sandeep
2011-08-01
Extending the Restricted Chromo dynamics (RCD) and exploring the role of quark monopoles (i.e. embedded monopoles) in restoration of chiral symmetry in SU(2) gauge theory, it has been shown that these monopoles play very important part in confining properties including color superconductivity.
A note on large gauge transformations in double field theory
Naseer, Usman
2015-06-01
We give a detailed proof of the conjecture by Hohm and Zwiebach in double field theory. This result implies that their proposal for large gauge transformations in terms of the Jacobian matrix for coordinate transformations is, as required, equivalent to the standard exponential map associated with the generalized Lie derivative along a suitable parameter.
Hamiltonian flow in Coulomb gauge Yang-Mills theory
Leder, Markus; Reinhardt, Hugo; Pawlowski, Jan M.; Weber, Axel
2011-01-15
We derive a new functional renormalization group equation for Hamiltonian Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge. The flow equations for the static gluon and ghost propagators are solved under the assumption of ghost dominance within different diagrammatic approximations. The results are compared to those obtained in the variational approach and the reliability of the approximations is discussed.
Lattice gauge theory simulations in the quantum information era
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Dalmonte, M.; Montangero, S.
2016-07-01
The many-body problem is ubiquitous in the theoretical description of physical phenomena, ranging from the behaviour of elementary particles to the physics of electrons in solids. Most of our understanding of many-body systems comes from analysing the symmetric properties of Hamiltonian and states: the most striking examples are gauge theories such as quantum electrodynamics, where a local symmetry strongly constrains the microscopic dynamics. The physics of such gauge theories is relevant for the understanding of a diverse set of systems, including frustrated quantum magnets and the collective dynamics of elementary particles within the standard model. In the last few years, several approaches have been put forward to tackle the complex dynamics of gauge theories using quantum information concepts. In particular, quantum simulation platforms have been put forward for the realisation of synthetic gauge theories, and novel classical simulation algorithms based on quantum information concepts have been formulated. In this review, we present an introduction to these approaches, illustrating the basics concepts and highlighting the connections between apparently very different fields, and report the recent developments in this new thriving field of research.
Thermalization in a holographic confining gauge theory
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Ishii, Takaaki; Kiritsis, Elias; Rosen, Christopher
2015-08-01
Time dependent perturbations of states in the holographic dual of a 3+1 dimensional confining theory are considered. The perturbations are induced by varying the coupling to the theory's most relevant operator. The dual gravitational theory belongs to a class of Einstein-dilaton theories which exhibit a mass gap at zero temperature and a first order deconfining phase transition at finite temperature. The perturbation is realized in various thermal bulk solutions by specifying time dependent boundary conditions on the scalar, and we solve the fully backreacted Einstein-dilaton equations of motion subject to these boundary conditions. We compute the characteristic time scale of many thermalization processes, noting that in every case we examine, this time scale is determined by the imaginary part of the lowest lying quasi-normal mode of the final state black brane. We quantify the dependence of this final state on parameters of the quench, and construct a dynamical phase diagram. Further support for a universal scaling regime in the abrupt quench limit is provided.
Diffeomorphism groups, gauge groups, and quantum theory
Goldin, G.A.; Menikoff, R.; Sharp, D.H.
1983-12-19
Unitary representations of the infinite parameter group Diff(R/sup 3/) are presented which describe particles with spin as well as tightly bound composite particles. These results support the idea that Diff(R/sup 3/) can serve as a ''universal group'' for quantum theory.
A gauge theory of gravity in curved phase-spaces
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Castro, Carlos
2016-06-01
After a cursory introduction of the basic ideas behind Born’s Reciprocal Relativity theory, the geometry of the cotangent bundle of spacetime is studied via the introduction of nonlinear connections associated with certain nonholonomic modifications of Riemann-Cartan gravity within the context of Finsler geometry. A novel gauge theory of gravity in the 8D cotangent bundle T∗M of spacetime is explicitly constructed and based on the gauge group SO(6, 2) ×sR8 which acts on the tangent space to the cotangent bundle T(x,p)T∗M at each point (x,p). Several gravitational actions involving curvature and torsion tensors and associated with the geometry of curved phase-spaces are presented. We conclude with a brief discussion of the field equations, the geometrization of matter, quantum field theory (QFT) in accelerated frames, T-duality, double field theory, and generalized geometry.
Dimension two condensates in the Gribov-Zwanziger theory in Coulomb gauge
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Guimaraes, M. S.; Mintz, B. W.; Sorella, S. P.
2015-06-01
We investigate the dimension two condensate ⟨ϕ¯ia bϕia b-ω¯ia bωia b⟩ within the Gribov-Zwanziger approach to Euclidean Yang-Mills theories in the Coulomb gauge, in both 3 and 4 dimensions. An explicit calculation shows that, at the first order, the condensate ⟨ϕ¯i a bϕia b-ω¯i a bωia b⟩ is plagued by a nonintegrable IR divergence in 3 D , while in 4 D it exhibits a logarithmic UV divergence, being proportional to the Gribov parameter γ2. These results indicate that in 3D the transverse spatial Coulomb gluon two-point correlation function exhibits a scaling behavior, in agreement with Gribov's expression. In 4D, however, they suggest that, next to the scaling behavior, a decoupling solution might emerge too.
Gauge Theories on the Coulomb Branch
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Schwarz, John H.
We construct the world-volume action of a probe D3-brane in AdS5 × S5 with N units of flux. It has the field content, symmetries, and dualities of the U(1) factor of 𝒩 = 4 U(N + 1) super Yang-Mills theory, spontaneously broken to U(N) × U(1) by being on the Coulomb branch, with the massive fields integrated out. This motivates the conjecture that it is the exact effective action, called a highly effective action (HEA). We construct an SL(2, Z) multiplet of BPS soliton solutions of the D3-brane theory (the conjectured HEA) and show that they reproduce the electrically charged massive states that have been integrated out as well as magnetic monopoles and dyons. Their charges are uniformly spread on a spherical surface, called a soliton bubble, which is interpreted as a phase boundary.
Topological Susceptibility in SU(3) Gauge Theory
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del Debbio, Luigi; Giusti, Leonardo; Pica, Claudio
2005-01-01
We compute the topological susceptibility for the SU(3) Yang-Mills theory by employing the expression of the topological charge density operator suggested by Neuberger's fermions. In the continuum limit we find r40χ=0.059(3), which corresponds to χ=(191±5 MeV)4 if FK is used to set the scale. Our result supports the Witten-Veneziano explanation for the large mass of the η'.
Gauge Theories and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking.
1980-11-01
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Gauge theory in deformed mathcal{N} = (1, 1) superspace
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Buchbinder, I. L.; Ivanov, E. A.; Lechtenfeld, O.; Samsonov, I. B.; Zupnik, B. M.
2008-09-01
We review the non-anticommutative Q-deformations of mathcal{N} = (1, 1) supersymmetric theories in four-dimensional Euclidean harmonic superspace. These deformations preserve chirality and harmonic Grassmann analyticity. The associated field theories arise as a low-energy limit of string theory in specific backgrounds and generalize the Moyal-deformed supersymmetric field theories. A characteristic feature of the Q-deformed theories is the half-breaking of supersymmetry in the chiral sector of the Euclidean superspace. Our main focus is on the chiral singlet Q-deformation, which is distinguished by preserving the SO(4) ˜ Spin(4) “Lorentz” symmetry and the SU(2) R-symmetry. We present the superfield and component structures of the deformed mathcal{N} = (1, 0) supersymmetric gauge theory as well as of hypermultiplets coupled to a gauge superfield: invariant actions, deformed transformation rules, and so on. We discuss quantum aspects of these models and prove their renormalizability in the Abelian case. For the charged hypermultiplet in an Abelian gauge superfield background we construct the deformed holomorphic effective action.
2D-4D correspondence: Towers of kinks versus towers of monopoles in N=2 theories
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Bolokhov, Pavel A.; Shifman, Mikhail; Yung, Alexei
2012-04-01
We continue to study the BPS spectrum of the N=(2,2) CPN-1 model with the ZN-symmetric twisted mass terms. We focus on analysis of the “extra” towers found previously in [P. A. Bolokhov, M. Shifman, and A. Yung, arXiv:1104.5241], and compare them to the states that can be identified in the quasiclassical domain. Exact analysis of the strong-coupling states shows that not all of them survive when passing to the weak-coupling domain. Some of the states decay on the curves of the marginal stability. Thus, not all strong-coupling states can be analytically continued to weak coupling to match the observable bound states. At weak coupling, we confirm the existence of bound states of topologically charged kinks and elementary quanta. Quantization of the U(1) kink modulus leads to formation of towers of such states. For the ZN-symmetric twisted masses their number is by far less than N-1 as was conjectured previously. We investigate the quasiclassical limit and show that out of N possible towers only two survive in the spectrum for odd N, and a single tower for even N. In the case of CP2 theory the related curves of the marginal stability are discussed in detail. In these points we overlap and completely agree with the results of Dorey and Petunin. We also comment on 2D-4D correspondence.
Gauge theories from D7-branes over vanishing 4-cycles
Franco, Sebastian; Torroba, Gonzalo; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.
2010-12-16
We study quiver gauge theories on D7-branes wrapped over vanishing holomorphic 4-cycles. We investigate how to incorporate O7-planes and/or flavor D7-branes, which are necessary to cancel anomalies. These theories are chiral, preserve four supercharges and exhibit very rich infrared dynamics. Geometric transitions and duality in the presence of O-planes are analyzed. We study the Higgs branch of these quiver theories, showing the emergence of fuzzy internal dimensions. This branch is related to noncommutative instantons on the divisor wrapped by the seven-branes. Our results have a natural application to the recently introduced F(uzz) limit of F-theory.
On the Renormalizability of Theories with Gauge Anomalies
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Casana, Rodolfo; Dias, Sebastião A.
We consider the detailed renormalization of two (1+1)-dimensional gauge theories which are quantized without preserving gauge invariance: the chiral and the ``anomalous'' Schwinger models. By regularizing the nonperturbative divergences that appear in fermionic Green functions of both models, we show that the ``tree level'' photon propagator is ill defined, thus forcing one to use the complete photon propagator in the loop expansion of these functions. We perform the renormalization of these divergences in both models to one-loop level, defining it in a consistent and semiperturbative sense that we propose in this paper.
Euclidean quantum field theory: Curved spacetimes and gauge fields
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Ritter, William Gordon
This thesis presents a new formulation of quantum field theory (QFT) on curved spacetimes, with definite advantages over previous formulations, and an introduction to the millennium prize problem on four-dimensional gauge theory. Our constructions are completely rigorous, making QFT on curved spacetimes into a subfield of mathematics, and we achieve the first analytic control over nonperturbative aspects of interacting theories on curved spacetimes. The success of Euclidean path integrals to capture nonperturbative aspects of QFT has been striking. The Euclidean path integral is the most accurate method of calculating strong-coupling effects in gauge theory (such as glueball masses). Euclidean methods are also useful in the study of black holes, as evidenced by the Hartle-Hawking calculation of black-hole radiance. From a mathematical point of view, on flat spacetimes the Euclidean functional integral provides the most elegant method of constructing examples of interacting relativistic field theories. Yet until now, the incredibly-useful Euclidean path integral had never been given a definitive mathematical treatment on curved backgrounds. It is our aim to rectify this situation. Along the way, we discover that the Dirac operator on an arbitrary Clifford bundle has a resolvent kernel which is the Laplace transform of a positive measure. In studying spacetime symmetries, we discover a new way of constructing unitary representations of noncompact Lie groups. We also define and explore an interesting notion of convergence for Laplacians. The same mathematical framework applies to scalar fields, fermions, and gauge fields. The later chapters are devoted to gauge theory. We present a rigorous, self-contained introduction to the subject, aimed at mathematicians and using the language of modern mathematics, with a view towards nonperturbative renormalization in four dimensions. The latter ideas are unfinished. A completion of the final chapter would imply the construction
Density functional theory investigation of 3d, 4d, and 5d 13-atom metal clusters
Piotrowski, Mauricio J.; Piquini, Paulo; Da Silva, Juarez L. F.
2010-04-15
The knowledge of the atomic structure of clusters composed by few atoms is a basic prerequisite to obtain insights into the mechanisms that determine their chemical and physical properties as a function of diameter, shape, surface termination, as well as to understand the mechanism of bulk formation. Due to the wide use of metal systems in our modern life, the accurate determination of the properties of 3d, 4d, and 5d metal clusters poses a huge problem for nanoscience. In this work, we report a density functional theory study of the atomic structure, binding energies, effective coordination numbers, average bond lengths, and magnetic properties of the 3d, 4d, and 5d metal (30 elements) clusters containing 13 atoms, M{sub 13}. First, a set of lowest-energy local minimum structures (as supported by vibrational analysis) were obtained by combining high-temperature first-principles molecular-dynamics simulation, structure crossover, and the selection of five well-known M{sub 13} structures. Several new lower energy configurations were identified, e.g., Pd{sub 13}, W{sub 13}, Pt{sub 13}, etc., and previous known structures were confirmed by our calculations. Furthermore, the following trends were identified: (i) compact icosahedral-like forms at the beginning of each metal series, more opened structures such as hexagonal bilayerlike and double simple-cubic layers at the middle of each metal series, and structures with an increasing effective coordination number occur for large d states occupation. (ii) For Au{sub 13}, we found that spin-orbit coupling favors the three-dimensional (3D) structures, i.e., a 3D structure is about 0.10 eV lower in energy than the lowest energy known two-dimensional configuration. (iii) The magnetic exchange interactions play an important role for particular systems such as Fe, Cr, and Mn. (iv) The analysis of the binding energy and average bond lengths show a paraboliclike shape as a function of the occupation of the d states and hence
Nilpotent Symmetries for Matter Fields in Non-Abelian Gauge Theory:
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Malik, R. P.
In the framework of superfield approach to Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) formalism, the derivation of the BRST and anti-BRST nilpotent symmetry transformations for the matter fields, present in any arbitrary interacting gauge theory, has been a long-standing problem. In our present investigation, the local, covariant, continuous and off-shell nilpotent (anti-)BRST symmetry transformations for the Dirac fields (ψ ,bar ψ ) are derived in the framework of the augmented superfield formulation where the four (3 + 1)-dimensional (4D) interacting non-Abelian gauge theory is considered on the six (4 + 2)-dimensional supermanifold parametrized by the four even space-time coordinates xμ and a couple of odd elements (θ and bar θ ) of the Grassmann algebra. The requirement of the invariance of the matter (super)currents and the horizontality condition on the (super)manifolds leads to the derivation of the nilpotent symmetries for the matter fields as well as the gauge and the (anti)ghost fields of the theory in the general scheme of augmented superfield formalism.
The effective potential in nonconformal gauge theories
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Brandt, F. T.; Chishtie, F. A.; McKeon, D. G. C.
2017-01-01
By using the renormalization group (RG) equation it has proved possible to sum logarithmic corrections to quantities that arise due to quantum effects in field theories. In particular, the effective potential V in the Standard Model in the limit that there are no massive parameters in the classical action (the “conformal limit”) has been subject to this analysis, as has the effective potential in a scalar theory with a quartic self-coupling and in massless scalar electrodynamics. Having multiple coupling constants and/or mass parameters in the initial action complicates this analysis, as then several mass scales arise. We show how to address this problem by considering the effective potential in a Yukawa model when the scalar field has a tree-level mass term. In addition to summing logarithmic corrections by using the RG equation, we also consider the consequences of the condition V‧(v) = 0 where v is the vacuum expectation value of the scalar. If V is expanded in powers of logarithms that arise, then it proves possible to show that either v is zero or that V is independent of the scalar. (That is, either there is no spontaneous symmetry breaking or the vacuum expectation value is not determined by minimizing V as V is “flat”.)
Fusion basis for lattice gauge theory and loop quantum gravity
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Delcamp, Clement; Dittrich, Bianca; Riello, Aldo
2017-02-01
We introduce a new basis for the gauge-invariant Hilbert space of lattice gauge theory and loop quantum gravity in (2 + 1) dimensions, the fusion basis. In doing so, we shift the focus from the original lattice (or spin-network) structure directly to that of the magnetic (curvature) and electric (torsion) excitations themselves. These excitations are classified by the irreducible representations of the Drinfel'd double of the gauge group, and can be readily "fused" together by studying the tensor product of such representations. We will also describe in detail the ribbon operators that create and measure these excitations and make the quasi-local structure of the observable algebra explicit. Since the fusion basis allows for both magnetic and electric excitations from the onset, it turns out to be a precious tool for studying the large scale structure and coarse-graining flow of lattice gauge theories and loop quantum gravity. This is in neat contrast with the widely used spin-network basis, in which it is much more complicated to account for electric excitations, i.e. for Gauß constraint violations, emerging at larger scales. Moreover, since the fusion basis comes equipped with a hierarchical structure, it readily provides the language to design states with sophisticated multi-scale structures. Another way to employ this hierarchical structure is to encode a notion of subsystems for lattice gauge theories and (2 + 1) gravity coupled to point particles. In a follow-up work, we have exploited this notion to provide a new definition of entanglement entropy for these theories.
Dual potentials in non-Abelian gauge theories
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Caticha, Ariel
1988-04-01
Motivated by the possibility that confinement and superconductivity are similar phenomena, dual potentials are introduced into Yang-Mills theory in two different ways. Both are extensions of Zwanziger's two-potential formalism for Abelian charges and monopoles to the non-Abelian case. In the first approach the dual potentials carry a color index and there is a rather simple, although nonlocal, dual-variable formulation. In the second approach dual variables are introduced into the so-called Abelian projection of the SU(2) Yang-Mills theory. An interesting feature is that the quartic contact interactions are absent and there is a special gauge choice for which the theory takes on a ``purely electromagnetic'' form. More important, however, is the appearance of an additional Abelian magnetic gauge symmetry the dynamical breaking of which may be associated with confinement.
Spontaneous parity violation and SUSY strong gauge theory
Haba, Naoyuki; Ohki, Hiroshi
2012-07-27
We suggest simple models of spontaneous parity violation in supersymmetric strong gauge theory. We focus on left-right symmetric model and investigate vacuum with spontaneous parity violation. Non-perturbative effects are calculable in supersymmetric gauge theory, and we suggest new models. Our models show confinement, so that we try to understand them by using a dual description of the theory. The left-right symmetry breaking and electroweak symmetry breaking are simultaneously occurred with the suitable energy scale hierarchy. This structure has several advantages compared to the MSSM. The scale of the Higgs mass (left-right breaking scale) and that of VEVs are different, so the SUSY little hierarchy problems are absent. The second model also induces spontaneous supersymmetry breaking.
Symmetries, supersymmetries and cohomologies in gauge theories
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Bǎbǎlîc, Elena-Mirela
2009-12-01
The main subjects approached in the thesis are the following: a) the derivation of the interactions in two space-time dimensions in a particular class of topological BF models; b) the construction of the couplings in D ≥ 5 dimensions between one massless tensor field with the mixed symmetry (3, 1) and one with the mixed symmetry of the Riemann tensor; c) the evaluation of the existence of interactions in D ≥ 5 dimensions between two different collections of massless tensor fields with the mixed symmetries (3, 1) and (2, 2); d) the analysis of the relation between the BRST charges obtained in the pure-spinor formalism, respectively in the κ-symmetric one for the supermembrane in eleven dimensions. Our procedure for the first three subjects is based on solving the equations that describe the deformation of the solution to the master equation by means of specific cohomological techniques, while for the fourth one we will use techniques specific to the BRST Hamiltonian approach in order to write the BRST charge. The interactions are obtained under the following hypotheses: locality, Lorentz covariance, Poincare invariance, analyticity of the deformations, and preservation of the number of derivatives on each field. The first three assumptions imply that the interacting theory is local in space-time, Lorentz covariant and Poincare invariant. The analyticity of the deformations refers to the fact that the deformed solution to the master equation is analytical in the coupling constant and reduces to the original solution in the free limit. The conservation of the number of derivatives on each field with respect to the free theory means here that the following two requirements are simultaneously satisfied: (i) the derivative order of the equations of motion on each field is the same for the free and respectively for the interacting theory; (ii) the maximum number of derivatives in the interaction vertices is equal to two, i.e. the maximum number of derivatives from
Cosmological consequences of noncommutative gauge theories
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Lambiase, G.; Vilasi, G.; Yoshioka, A.
2017-01-01
Cosmological consequence of non commutative electrodynamics are investigated. In particular we consider the case in which the Lagrangian of the standard electrodynamics is modified by the introduction of terms of the form {θα β}{{F}μ ν}{{F}ρ σ}{{F}ω τ} , where {θα β} are the parameters characterizing the non commutative nature of the theory, and {{F}α β} are the components of the electromagnetic field represented by the Faraday 2-differential form. We shall study the consequences of the modified electrodynamics working in the context of the radiation dominated era of the early Universe. We focus on the possibility to generate the matter–antimatter asymmetry in the Universe by using the present upper bounds on the parameter θ provided by CMB and Lamb shift experiments.
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Najima, R.; Hiroki, A.; Kawasaki, S.; Kimura, T.
1986-01-01
Gauge theories of antisymmetric tensor-spinor fields of higher ranks are investigated. The manifestly covariant BRS and anti-BRS invariant theories of these spinor gauge fields are formulated in Bonora and Tonin's superspace formalism.
Effective Lagrangian Models for gauge theories of fundamental interactions
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Sannino, Francesco
The non abelian gauge theory which describes, in the perturbative regime, the strong interactions is Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). Quarks and gluons are the fundamental degrees of freedom of the theory. A key feature of the theory (due to quantum corrections) is asymptotic freedom, i.e. the strong coupling constant increases as the energy scale of interest decreases. The perturbative approach becomes unreliable below a characteristic scale of the theory (Λ). Quarks and gluons confine themselves into colorless particles called hadrons (pions, protons,/...). The latter are the true physical states of the theory. We need to investigate alternative ways to describe strong interactions, and in general any asymptotically free theory, in the non perturbative regime. This is the fundamental motivation of the present thesis. Although the underlying gauge theory cannot be easily treated in the non perturbative regime we can still use its global symmetries as a guide to build Effective Lagrangian Models. These models will be written directly in terms of the colorless physical states of the theory, i.e. hadrons.
Six-dimensional regularization of chiral gauge theories
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Fukaya, Hidenori; Onogi, Tetsuya; Yamamoto, Shota; Yamamura, Ryo
2017-03-01
We propose a regularization of four-dimensional chiral gauge theories using six-dimensional Dirac fermions. In our formulation, we consider two different mass terms having domain-wall profiles in the fifth and the sixth directions, respectively. A Weyl fermion appears as a localized mode at the junction of two different domain walls. One domain wall naturally exhibits the Stora-Zumino chain of the anomaly descent equations, starting from the axial U(1) anomaly in six dimensions to the gauge anomaly in four dimensions. Another domain wall implies a similar inflow of the global anomalies. The anomaly-free condition is equivalent to requiring that the axial U(1) anomaly and the parity anomaly are canceled among the six-dimensional Dirac fermions. Since our formulation is based on a massive vector-like fermion determinant, a nonperturbative regularization will be possible on a lattice. Putting the gauge field at the four-dimensional junction and extending it to the bulk using the Yang-Mills gradient flow, as recently proposed by Grabowska and Kaplan, we define the four-dimensional path integral of the target chiral gauge theory.
Master functional and proper formalism for quantum gauge field theory
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Anselmi, Damiano
2013-03-01
We develop a general field-covariant approach to quantum gauge theories. Extending the usual set of integrated fields and external sources to "proper" fields and sources, which include partners of the composite fields, we define the master functional Ω, which collects one-particle irreducible diagrams and upgrades the usual Γ-functional in several respects. The functional Ω is determined from its classical limit applying the usual diagrammatic rules to the proper fields. Moreover, it behaves as a scalar under the most general perturbative field redefinitions, which can be expressed as linear transformations of the proper fields. We extend the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism and the master equation. The master functional satisfies the extended master equation and behaves as a scalar under canonical transformations. The most general perturbative field redefinitions and changes of gauge-fixing can be encoded in proper canonical transformations, which are linear and do not mix integrated fields and external sources. Therefore, they can be applied as true changes of variables in the functional integral, instead of mere replacements of integrands. This property overcomes a major difficulty of the functional Γ. Finally, the new approach allows us to prove the renormalizability of gauge theories in a general field-covariant setting. We generalize known cohomological theorems to the master functional and show that when there are no gauge anomalies all divergences can be subtracted by means of parameter redefinitions and proper canonical transformations.
A nonabelian particle-vortex duality in gauge theories
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Murugan, Jeff; Nastase, Horatiu
2016-08-01
We define a nonabelian version of particle-vortex duality, by dimensionally extending usual (1+1)-dimensional nonabelian T-duality to (2+1) dimensions. While we will explicitly describe a global SU(2) symmetry, our methods can also be applied to a larger group G, by gauging an appropriate subgroup. We will exemplify our duality with matter in both adjoint and fundamental representations by considering a modification of {N} = 2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory (Seiberg-Witten theory reduced to (2+1) dimensions), and an SU(2) × U(1) color-flavor locked theory that exhibits nonabelian vortex solutions.
The Corolla Polynomial for Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories
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Prinz, David
2016-09-01
In Kreimer and Yeats (Electr. J. Comb. 41-41, 2013), Kreimer et al. (Annals Phys. 336, 180-222, 2013) and Sars (2015) the Corolla Polynomial C ({Γ }) in C [a_{h1}, ldots , a_{h_{ \\vert {Γ }^{[1/2]} \\vert }}] was introduced as a graph polynomial in half-edge variables {ah}_{h in {Γ }^{[1/2]}} over a 3-regular scalar quantum field theory (QFT) Feynman graph Γ. It allows for a covariant quantization of pure Yang-Mills theory without the need for introducing ghost fields, clarifies the relation between quantum gauge theory and scalar QFT with cubic interaction and translates back the problem of renormalizing quantum gauge theory to the problem of renormalizing scalar QFT with cubic interaction (which is super renormalizable in 4 dimensions of spacetime). Furthermore, it is, as we believe, useful for computer calculations. In Prinz (2015) on which this paper is based the formulation of Kreimer and Yeats (Electr. J. Comb. 41-41, 2013), Kreimer et al. (Annals Phys. 336, 180-222, 2013) and Sars (2015) gets slightly altered in a fashion specialized in the case of the Feynman gauge. It is then formulated as a graph polynomial C ({Γ } ) in C [a_{h_{1 ± }}, ldots , a_{h_{ \\vert {Γ }^{[1/2]} \\vert } {h}_{± }}, b_{h1}, ldots , b_{h_{ \\vert {Γ }^{[1/2]} \\vert }}] in three different types of half-edge variables {a_{h+} , a_{h-} , bh}_{h in {Γ }^{[1/2]}} . This formulation is also suitable for the generalization to the case of spontaneously broken gauge theories (in particular all bosons from the Standard Model), as was first worked out in Prinz (2015) and gets reviewed here.
Space-Time Diffeomorphisms in Noncommutative Gauge Theories
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Rosenbaum, Marcos; Vergara, J. David; Juarez, L. Román
2008-07-01
In previous work [Rosenbaum M. et al., J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 (2007), 10367-10382] we have shown how for canonical parametrized field theories, where space-time is placed on the same footing as the other fields in the theory, the representation of space-time diffeomorphisms provides a very convenient scheme for analyzing the induced twisted deformation of these diffeomorphisms, as a result of the space-time noncommutativity. However, for gauge field theories (and of course also for canonical geometrodynamics) where the Poisson brackets of the constraints explicitely depend on the embedding variables, this Poisson algebra cannot be connected directly with a representation of the complete Lie algebra of space-time diffeomorphisms, because not all the field variables turn out to have a dynamical character [Isham C.J., Kuchar K.V., Ann. Physics 164 (1985), 288-315, 316-333]. Nonetheless, such an homomorphic mapping can be rec! uperated by first modifying the original action and then adding additional constraints in the formalism in order to retrieve the original theory, as shown by Kuchar and Stone for the case of the parametrized Maxwell field in [Kuchar K.V., Stone S.L., Classical Quantum Gravity 4 (1987), 319-328]. Making use of a combination of all of these ideas, we are therefore able to apply our canonical reparametrization approach in order to derive the deformed Lie algebra of the noncommutative space-time diffeomorphisms as well as to consider how gauge transformations act on the twisted algebras of gauge and particle fields. Thus, hopefully, adding clarification on some outstanding issues in the literature concerning the symmetries for gauge theories in noncommutative space-times.
Volume Independence in Large Nc QCD-like Gauge Theories
Kovtun, Pavel; Unsal, Mithat; Yaffe, Laurence G.
2007-02-06
Volume independence in large N{sub c} gauge theories may be viewed as a generalized orbifold equivalence. The reduction to zero volume (or Eguchi-Kawai reduction) is a special case of this equivalence. So is temperature independence in confining phases. A natural generalization concerns volume independence in ''theory space'' of quiver gauge theories. In pure Yang-Mills theory, the failure of volume independence for sufficiently small volumes (at weak coupling) due to spontaneous breaking of center symmetry, together with its validity above a critical size, nicely illustrate the symmetry realization conditions which are both necessary and sufficient for large N{sub c} orbifold equivalence. The existence of a minimal size below which volume independence fails also applies to Yang-Mills theory with antisymmetric representation fermions [QCD(AS)]. However, in Yang-Mills theory with adjoint representation fermions [QCD(Adj)], endowed with periodic boundary conditions, volume independence remains valid down to arbitrarily small size. In sufficiently large volumes, QCD(Adj) and QCD(AS) have a large N{sub c} ''orientifold'' equivalence, provided charge conjugation symmetry is unbroken in the latter theory. Therefore, via a combined orbifold-orientifold mapping, a well-defined large N{sub c} equivalence exists between QCD(AS) in large, or infinite, volume and QCD(Adj) in arbitrarily small volume. Since asymptotically free gauge theories, such as QCD(Adj), are much easier to study (analytically or numerically) in small volume, this equivalence should allow greater understanding of large N{sub c} QCD in infinite volume.
Lorentz violating p-form gauge theories in superspace
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Upadhyay, Sudhaker; Shah, Mushtaq B.; Ganai, Prince A.
2017-03-01
Very special relativity (VSR) keeps the main features of special relativity but breaks rotational invariance due to an intrinsic preferred direction. We study the VSR-modified extended BRST and anti-BRST symmetry of the Batalin-Vilkovisky (BV) actions corresponding to the p=1,2,3-form gauge theories. Within the VSR framework, we discuss the extended BRST invariant and extended BRST and anti-BRST invariant superspace formulations for these BV actions. Here we observe that the VSR-modified extended BRST invariant BV actions corresponding to the p=1,2,3-form gauge theories can be written in a manifestly covariant manner in a superspace with one Grassmann coordinate. Moreover, two Grassmann coordinates are required to describe the VSR-modified extended BRST and extended anti-BRST invariant BV actions in a superspace. These results are consistent with the Lorentz-invariant (special relativity) formulation.
N >= 4 Supergravity Amplitudes from Gauge Theory at Two Loops
Boucher-Veronneau, C.; Dixon, L.J.; /SLAC
2012-02-15
We present the full two-loop four-graviton amplitudes in N = 4, 5, 6 supergravity. These results were obtained using the double-copy structure of gravity, which follows from the recently conjectured color-kinematics duality in gauge theory. The two-loop four-gluon scattering amplitudes in N = 0, 1, 2 supersymmetric gauge theory are a second essential ingredient. The gravity amplitudes have the expected infrared behavior: the two-loop divergences are given in terms of the squares of the corresponding one-loop amplitudes. The finite remainders are presented in a compact form. The finite remainder for N = 8 supergravity is also presented, in a form that utilizes a pure function with a very simple symbol.
Phases of N=1 Supersymmetric Chiral Gauge Theories
Craig, Nathaniel; Essig, Rouven; Hook, Anson; Torroba, Gonzalo; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.
2012-02-17
We analyze the phases of supersymmetric chiral gauge theories with an antisymmetric tensor and (anti)fundamental flavors, in the presence of a classically marginal superpotential deformation. Varying the number of flavors that appear in the superpotential reveals rich infrared chiral dynamics and novel dualities. The dualities are characterized by an infinite family of magnetic duals with arbitrarily large gauge groups describing the same fixed point, correlated with arbitrarily large classical global symmetries that are truncated nonperturbatively. At the origin of moduli space, these theories exhibit a phase with confinement and chiral symmetry breaking, an interacting nonabelian Coulomb phase, and phases where an interacting sector coexists with a sector that either s-confines or is in a free magnetic phase. Properties of these intriguing 'mixed phases' are studied in detail using duality and a-maximization, and the presence of superpotential interactions provides further insights into their formation.
Reflections on the renormalization procedure for gauge theories
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't Hooft, Gerard
2016-11-01
Various pieces of insight were needed to formulate the rules for working with gauge theories of the electro-magnetic, weak and strong forces. First, it was needed to understand how to formulate the Feynman rules. We had to learn that there are many different ways to derive them, and it was needed to know how different formulations of the gauge constraint lead to the same final results: the calculated values of the scattering amplitudes. The rules for dealing with the infinities that had to be subtracted were a big challenge, culminating in the discovery of the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin symmetry. Fond recollections of the numerous discussions the author had with Raymond Stora on this topic are memorised here. We end with some reflections on the mathematical status of quantum field theories, and the transcription of a letter by R. Stora to the author.
Bound states in gauge theories as the Poincare group representations
Cherny, A. Yu.; Dorokhov, A. E.; Han, Nguyen Suan; Pervushin, V. N. Shilin, V. I.
2013-03-15
The bound-state generating functional is constructed in gauge theories. This construction is based on the Dirac Hamiltonian approach to gauge theories, the Poincare group classification of fields and their nonlocal bound states, and the Markov-Yukawa constraint of irreducibility. The generating functional contains additional anomalous creations of pseudoscalar bound states: para-positronium in QED and mesons inQCDin the two-gamma processes of the type of {gamma} + {gamma} {yields} {pi}{sub 0} +para-positronium. The functional allows us to establish physically clear and transparent relations between the perturbativeQCD to its nonperturbative low-energy model by means of normal ordering and the quark and gluon condensates. In the limit of small current quark masses, the Gell-Mann-Oakes-Renner relation is derived from the Schwinger-Dyson and Bethe-Salpeter equations. The constituent quark masses can be calculated from a self-consistent nonlinear equation.
A critical review of the research on the extreme male brain theory and digit ratio (2D:4D).
Teatero, Missy L; Netley, Charles
2013-11-01
Boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The extreme male brain (EMB) theory of ASD suggests that fetal testosterone (FT) exposure may underlie sex differences in autistic traits. A link between the organizational effects of FT on the brain and ASD is often drawn based on research using digit ratio (2D:4D), a putative biomarker, without a full survey of the findings. This paper critically and quantitatively reviews the research on the relationship between 2D:4D and ASD as well as autism spectrum, empathizing, and systemizing measures in neurotypical populations. Overall, there is some support for the EMB theory in all four areas, particularly the 2D:4D-ASD relationship. Recommendations for future research are provided.
Geometrical Effective Action: Gauge Field Theory Without Ghosts.
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Paris, Carmen Molina
Ghosts were invented by Feynman (1) in 1962 while trying to construct a quantum theory of gravity. Having convinced himself that there was no way in which the gravitational field could consistently escape quantization in a universe where everything else is subject to the laws of quantum mechanics, he was trying to see how these laws would work when applied to spacetime curvature. The first obstacle he faced was the non-Abelian character of the diffeomorphism group (the gauge group of gravity) which forces the gravitational field to act partly as its own source. In the language of Feynman graphs this means that gravitational charge (stress-energy) is carried by graviton lines as well as by all other lines and hence leaks all over every graph. Feynman's key idea for solving the problem was to replace every Feynman propagator by its equivalent, an advanced Green's function minus a positive-frequency Wightman function, and to throw away all noncausal loops of advanced Green's functions^1, obtaining thereby a mode sum over tree functions. It is easy to show that tree functions are gauge invariant provided the external lines bear only physical mode functions. Feynman therefore proposed to restrict the mode sums to physical modes, a procedure that not only secures gauge invariance but unitarity as well. But there is a difficulty: Because the physical mode functions are defined in a special frame, the procedure is not manifestly Lorentz invariant ^2. Feynman was able to show that deletion of the nonphysical modes is equivalent to subtracting, from the contribution of every closed loop, that of another (Lorentz invariant) loop propagating a particle having spin 1 (or one less than that of the gauge field). This is the ghost. Because its contribution is subtracted, it is a fermion. Feynman's discovery, and the work that it stimulated, made it seem as if the quantum theory of gauge fields cannot even be formulated without ghosts. It is the purpose of this dissertation to show
Neutrinoless ββ-decay in gauge theories
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Vergados, J. D.
1983-06-01
The lepton violating neutrinoless ββ-decay is investigated in the context of fashionable gauge theories. Various mechanisms are examined e.g. light or heavy neutrinos, with or without righ-handed currents, intermediate doubly charged Higgs Particles, Majoran emisison etc. Numberical results have been obtained for the transitions 48Ca→8Ti(β-β-) and 58Ni→58Fe (β+B+, electron capture, double electron capture) employing realistic nuclear models.
Generalized p p waves in Poincaré gauge theory
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Blagojević, M.; Cvetković, B.
2017-05-01
Starting from the generalized p p waves that are exact vacuum solutions of general relativity with a cosmological constant, we construct a new family of exact vacuum solutions of Poincaré gauge theory, the generalized p p waves with torsion. The ansatz for torsion is chosen in accordance with the wave nature of the solutions. For a subfamily of these solutions, the metric is dynamically determined by the torsion.
Supersymmetric gauge theories on the five-sphere
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Hosomichi, Kazuo; Seong, Rak-Kyeong; Terashima, Seiji
2012-12-01
We construct Euclidean 5d supersymmetric gauge theories on the five-sphere with vector and hypermultiplets. The SUSY transformation and the action are explicitly determined from the standard Noether procedure as well as from off-shell supergravity. Using localization techniques, the path-integral is shown to be restricted to the integration over a generalization of instantons on CP2 and the Coulomb moduli.
Light-cone gauge for black-hole perturbation theory
Preston, Brent; Poisson, Eric
2006-09-15
The geometrical meaning of the Eddington-Finkelstein coordinates of Schwarzschild spacetime is well understood: (i) the advanced-time coordinate v is constant on incoming light cones that converge toward r=0 (ii) the angles {theta} and {phi} are constant on the null generators of each light cone (iii) the radial coordinate r is an affine-parameter distance along each generator, and (iv) r is an areal radius, in the sense that 4{pi}r{sup 2} is the area of each two-surface (v,r)=constant. The light-cone gauge of black-hole perturbation theory, which is formulated in this paper, places conditions on a perturbation of the Schwarzschild metric that ensure that properties (i)-(iii) of the coordinates are preserved in the perturbed spacetime. Property (iv) is lost, in general, but it is retained in exceptional situations that are identified in this paper. Unlike other popular choices of gauge, the light-cone gauge produces a perturbed metric that is expressed in a meaningful coordinate system; this is a considerable asset that greatly facilitates the task of extracting physical consequences. We illustrate the use of the light-cone gauge by calculating the metric of a black hole immersed in a uniform magnetic field. We construct a three-parameter family of solutions to the perturbative Einstein-Maxwell equations and argue that it is applicable to a broader range of physical situations than the exact, two-parameter Schwarzschild-Melvin family.
Behavior in strong fields of Euclidean gauge theories. II
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Haba, Z.
1984-04-01
Functional determinants resulting from functional integration in quantum gauge theories are studied. We derive an expansion around the constant field strength for the (renormalized) spinor determinant detMF in QED. We show that, if the field strength F is large and its derivatives are bounded, then detMF≡exp(-W)~exp(cF2lnF2), where c>0. Hence, the effective action W in (four-dimensional) QED is unbounded from below. Moreover, we prove that exp(-W) is not integrable. A similar result is established in the Yukawa model [detMY~exp(φ4lnφ4)]. We estimate the scalar determinant detMA2 for a non-Abelian gauge field. We show that (like in the Abelian case studied earlier) detMA2=exp[c|F|2ln|F|2+r2(F,DF,DDF)], where c>0 and r2 is bounded by a quadratic form of the gauge-invariant variables |F|, |DF|, and |DDF|. We investigate the effect of gluon self-interaction on the stability of models with broken gauge symmetry G-->H (we discuss in detail the Georgi-Glashow model). We sum up (in an approximation) the contribution of massive gluons to the O(2)-invariant effective action. It is shown that this effective action is bounded from below for slowly varying fields, if the couplings are asymptotically free at the one-loop level.
C, P, and T invariance of noncommutative gauge theories
Sheikh-Jabbari
2000-06-05
In this paper we study the invariance of the noncommutative gauge theories under C, P, and T transformations. For the noncommutative space (when only the spatial part of straight theta is nonzero) we show that noncommutative QED (NCQED) is parity invariant. In addition, we show that under charge conjugation the theory on noncommutative R(4)(straight theta) is transformed to the theory on R(4)(-straight theta), so NCQED is a CP violating theory. The theory remains invariant under time reversal if, together with proper changes in fields, we also change straight theta by -straight theta. Hence altogether NCQED is CPT invariant. Moreover, we show that the CPT invariance holds for general noncommutative space-time.
Quantum Chromodynamics -- The Perfect Yang-Mills Gauge Field Theory
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Gross, David
David Gross: My talk today is about the most beautiful of all Yang-Mills Theories (non-Abelian gauge theories), the theory of the strong nuclear interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics, QCD. We are celebrating 60 years of the publication of a remarkable paper which introduced the concept of non-Abelian local gauge symmetries, now called the Yang-Mills theory, to physics. In the introduction to this paper it is noted that the usual principle of isotopic spin symmetry is not consistent with the concept of localized fields. This sentence has drawn attention over the years because the usual principle of isotopic spin symmetry is consistent, it is just not satisfactory. The authors, Yang and Mills, introduced a more satisfactory notion of local symmetry which did not require one to rotate (in isotopic spin space) the whole universe at once to achieve the symmetry transformation. Global symmetries are thus are similar to `action at a distance', whereas Yang-Mills theory is manifestly local...
[Investigations in dynamics of gauge theories in theoretical particle physics
Not Available
1993-02-01
The major theme of the theoretical physics research conducted under DOE support over the past several years has been within the rubric of the standard model, and concerned the interplay between symmetries and dynamics. The research was thus carried out mostly in the context of gauge field theories, and usually in the presence of chiral fermions. Dynamical symmetry breaking was examined both from the point of view of perturbation theory, as well as from non-perturbative techniques associated with certain characteristic features of specific theories. Among the topics of research were: the implications of abelian and non-abelian anomalies on the spectrum and possible dynamical symmetry breaking in any theory, topological and conformal properties of quantum fields in two and higher dimensions, the breaking of global chiral symmetries by vector-like gauge theories such as QCD, the phenomenological implications of a strongly interacting Higgs sector in the standard model, and the application of soliton ideas to the physics to be explored at the SSC.
Two-dimensional lattice gauge theories with superconducting quantum circuits
Marcos, D.; Widmer, P.; Rico, E.; Hafezi, M.; Rabl, P.; Wiese, U.-J.; Zoller, P.
2014-01-01
A quantum simulator of U(1) lattice gauge theories can be implemented with superconducting circuits. This allows the investigation of confined and deconfined phases in quantum link models, and of valence bond solid and spin liquid phases in quantum dimer models. Fractionalized confining strings and the real-time dynamics of quantum phase transitions are accessible as well. Here we show how state-of-the-art superconducting technology allows us to simulate these phenomena in relatively small circuit lattices. By exploiting the strong non-linear couplings between quantized excitations emerging when superconducting qubits are coupled, we show how to engineer gauge invariant Hamiltonians, including ring-exchange and four-body Ising interactions. We demonstrate that, despite decoherence and disorder effects, minimal circuit instances allow us to investigate properties such as the dynamics of electric flux strings, signaling confinement in gauge invariant field theories. The experimental realization of these models in larger superconducting circuits could address open questions beyond current computational capability. PMID:25512676
Moyal deformations of Clifford gauge theories of gravity
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Castro, Carlos
2016-12-01
A Moyal deformation of a Clifford Cl(3, 1) Gauge Theory of (Conformal) Gravity is performed for canonical noncommutativity (constant Θμν parameters). In the very special case when one imposes certain constraints on the fields, there are no first-order contributions in the Θμν parameters to the Moyal deformations of Clifford gauge theories of gravity. However, when one does not impose constraints on the fields, there are first-order contributions in Θμν to the Moyal deformations in variance with the previous results obtained by other authors and based on different gauge groups. Despite that the generators of U(2, 2),SO(4, 2),SO(2, 3) can be expressed in terms of the Clifford algebra generators this does not imply that these algebras are isomorphic to the Clifford algebra. Therefore one should not expect identical results to those obtained by other authors. In particular, there are Moyal deformations of the Einstein-Hilbert gravitational action with a cosmological constant to first-order in Θμν. Finally, we provide a mechanism which furnishes a plausible cancellation of the huge vacuum energy density.
Two-dimensional lattice gauge theories with superconducting quantum circuits
Marcos, D.; Widmer, P.; Rico, E.; Hafezi, M.; Rabl, P.; Wiese, U.-J.; Zoller, P.
2014-12-15
A quantum simulator of U(1) lattice gauge theories can be implemented with superconducting circuits. This allows the investigation of confined and deconfined phases in quantum link models, and of valence bond solid and spin liquid phases in quantum dimer models. Fractionalized confining strings and the real-time dynamics of quantum phase transitions are accessible as well. Here we show how state-of-the-art superconducting technology allows us to simulate these phenomena in relatively small circuit lattices. By exploiting the strong non-linear couplings between quantized excitations emerging when superconducting qubits are coupled, we show how to engineer gauge invariant Hamiltonians, including ring-exchange and four-body Ising interactions. We demonstrate that, despite decoherence and disorder effects, minimal circuit instances allow us to investigate properties such as the dynamics of electric flux strings, signaling confinement in gauge invariant field theories. The experimental realization of these models in larger superconducting circuits could address open questions beyond current computational capability.
Two-dimensional lattice gauge theories with superconducting quantum circuits.
Marcos, D; Widmer, P; Rico, E; Hafezi, M; Rabl, P; Wiese, U-J; Zoller, P
2014-12-01
A quantum simulator of [Formula: see text] lattice gauge theories can be implemented with superconducting circuits. This allows the investigation of confined and deconfined phases in quantum link models, and of valence bond solid and spin liquid phases in quantum dimer models. Fractionalized confining strings and the real-time dynamics of quantum phase transitions are accessible as well. Here we show how state-of-the-art superconducting technology allows us to simulate these phenomena in relatively small circuit lattices. By exploiting the strong non-linear couplings between quantized excitations emerging when superconducting qubits are coupled, we show how to engineer gauge invariant Hamiltonians, including ring-exchange and four-body Ising interactions. We demonstrate that, despite decoherence and disorder effects, minimal circuit instances allow us to investigate properties such as the dynamics of electric flux strings, signaling confinement in gauge invariant field theories. The experimental realization of these models in larger superconducting circuits could address open questions beyond current computational capability.
Three-loop calculations in non-abelian gauge theories
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Tarasov, O. V.; Vladimirov, A. A.
2013-09-01
A detailed description of the method for analytical evaluation of the three-loop contributions to renormalization group functions is presented. This method is employed to calculate the charge renormalization function and anomalous dimensions for non-Abelian gauge theories with fermions in the three-loop approximation. A three-loop expression for the effective charge of QCD is given. Charge renormalization effects in the SU(4)-supersymmetric gauge model is shown to vanish at this level. A complete list of required formulas is given in Appendix. The above-mentioned results of three-loop calculations were published by the present authors (with A.Yu. Zharkov and L.V. Avdeev) in 1980 in Physics Letters B. The present text, which treats the subject in more details and contains a lot of calculational techniques, was also published in 1980 as the JINR Communication E2-80-483.
BPS boojums in N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories I
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Arai, Masato; Blaschke, Filip; Eto, Minoru
2017-03-01
We study 1/4 Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) composite solitons of vortex strings, domain walls, and boojums in N=2 supersymmetric Abelian gauge theories in four dimensions. We obtain solutions to the 1/4 BPS equations with the finite gauge coupling constant. To obtain numerical solutions for generic coupling constants, we construct globally correct approximate functions which allow us to easily find fixed points of gradient flow equations. We analytically/numerically confirm that the negative mass of a single boojum appearing at the endpoint of the vortex string on the logarithmically bent domain wall is equal to the half-mass of the 't Hooft-Polyakov monopole. We examine various configurations and clarify how the shape of the boojum depends on the coupling constants and moduli parameters. We also find analytic solutions to the 1/4 BPS equations for specific values of the coupling constants.
Yang-Mills gauge theory and Higgs particle
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Wu, Tai Tsun; Wu, Sau Lan
2015-12-01
Motivated by the experimental data on the Higgs particle from the ATLAS Collaboration and the CMS Collaboration at CERN, the standard model, which is a Yang-Mills non-Abelian gauge theory with the group U(1) × SU(2) × SU(3), is augmented by scalar quarks and scalar leptons without changing the gauge group and without any additional Higgs particle. Thus there is fermion-boson symmetry between these new particles and the known quarks and leptons. In a simplest scenario, the cancellation of the quadratic divergences in this augmented standard model leads to a determination of the masses of all these scalar quarks and scalar leptons. All these masses are found to be less than 100 GeV/c2, and the right-handed scalar neutrinos are especially light. Alterative procedures are given with less reliance on the experimental data, leading to the same conclusions.
Yang-Mills Gauge Theory and Higgs Particle
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Wu, Tai Tsun; Wu, Sau Lan
Motivated by the experimental data on the Higgs particle from the ATLAS Collaboration and the CMS Collaboration at CERN, the standard model, which is a Yang-Mills non-Abelian gauge theory with the group U(1) × SU (2) × SU (3), is augmented by scalar quarks and scalar leptons without changing the gauge group and without any additional Higgs particle. Thus there is fermion-boson symmetry between these new particles and the known quarks and leptons. In a simplest scenario, the cancellation of the quadratic divergences in this augmented standard model leads to a determination of the masses of all these scalar quarks and scalar leptons. All these masses are found to be less than 100 GeV/c2, and the right-handed scalar neutrinos are especially light. Alterative procedures are given with less reliance on the experimental data, leading to the same conclusions.
Proper-time gauge in the quantum theory of gravitation
Teitelboim, C.
1983-07-15
The proper-time gauge appears to be the simplest one consistent with the invariance properties of the gravitational action. It also permits one to implement in a direct manner the requirement of causality in the quantum theory of gravitation. In this paper the measure for the path integral over gravitational fields in the proper-time gauge is explicitly worked out. The corresponding propagation amplitude results after the following steps: (i) evaluating the amplitude for a transition between two three-geometries for which one specifies the relative pointwise proper-time separation and relative spatial coordinate system, (ii) integrating over all positive proper-time separations with a logarithmic measure, (iii) averaging over all possible choices of the relative coordinate system. (An explicit expression for the measure over the diffeomorphism group in terms of a set of ghost fields emerges from the path integral.)
Conformal invariance in gauge theories. III. Linear Gravitation
Zaikov, R.P.
1988-12-01
The result s of the first two parts of the present study are generalized to the case of nonlinear gravitation. Under the assumption that the gauge tensor field of second rank transforms in accordance with a non-principal representation of the conformal group it is found that the conformally invariant two-point functions of this field have nonzero transverse part, and a nondegenerate conformally invariant Lagrangian is also constructed. It is shown that in the gauge-invariant sector this theory is identical with ordinary renormalizable linear gravitation. The global symmetry of the effective Lagrangian, which can be used to separate the subspace of transverse states and derive a Ward identity, is discussed.
Pauli-Villars Regularization of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories
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Hiller, J. R.
2016-07-01
As an extension of earlier work on QED, we construct a BRST-invariant Lagrangian for SU(N) Yang-Mills theory with fundamental matter, regulated by the inclusion of massive Pauli-Villars (PV) gluons and PV quarks. The underlying gauge symmetry for massless PV gluons is generalized to accommodate the PV-index-changing currents that are required by the regularization. Auxiliary adjoint scalars are used, in a mechanism due to Stueckelberg, to attribute mass to the PV gluons and the PV quarks. The addition of Faddeev-Popov ghosts then establishes a residual BRST symmetry. Although there are drawbacks to the approach, in particular the computational load of a large number of PV fields and a nonlocal interaction of the ghost fields, this formulation could provide a foundation for renormalizable nonperturbative solutions of light-front QCD in an arbitrary covariant gauge.
Renormalized Polyakov loop in the deconfined phase of SU(N) gauge theory and gauge-string duality.
Andreev, Oleg
2009-05-29
We use gauge-string duality to analytically evaluate the renormalized Polyakov loop in pure Yang-Mills theories. For SU(3), the result is in quite good agreement with lattice simulations for a broad temperature range.
Classical irregular block, = 2 pure gauge theory and Mathieu equation
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Piątek, Marcin; Pietrykowski, Artur R.
2014-12-01
Combining the semiclassical/Nekrasov-Shatashvili limit of the AGT conjecture and the Bethe/gauge correspondence results in a triple correspondence which identifies classical conformal blocks with twisted superpotentials and then with Yang-Yang functions. In this paper the triple correspondence is studied in the simplest, yet not completely understood case of pure SU(2) super-Yang-Mills gauge theory. A missing element of that correspondence is identified with the classical irregular block. Explicit tests provide a convincing evidence that such a function exists. In particular, it has been shown that the classical irregular block can be recovered from classical blocks on the torus and sphere in suitably defined decoupling limits of classical external conformal weights. These limits are "classical analogues" of known decoupling limits for corresponding quantum blocks. An exact correspondence between the classical irregular block and the SU(2) gauge theory twisted superpotential has been obtained as a result of another consistency check. The latter determines the spectrum of the 2-particle periodic Toda (sin-Gordon) Hamiltonian in accord with the Bethe/gauge correspondence. An analogue of this statement is found entirely within 2 d CFT. Namely, considering the classical limit of the null vector decoupling equation for the degenerate irregular block a celebrated Mathieu's equation is obtained with an eigenvalue determined by the classical irregular block. As it has been checked this result reproduces a well known weak coupling expansion of Mathieu's eigenvalue. Finally, yet another new formulae for Mathieu's eigenvalue relating the latter to a solution of certain Bethe-like equation are found.
Poincare quasi-Hopf symmetry and nonassociative spacetime algebra from twisted gauge theories
Balachandran, A. P.; Qureshi, B. A.
2010-03-15
In previous work, starting from the Moyal plane, we formulated interacting theories of matter and gauge fields with only the former fields twisted. In this approach, gauge theories, including the standard model, can be formulated without new gauge degrees of freedom. We show their underlying symmetry algebra to be Poincare quasi-Hopf. The associated spacetime algebra is hence nonassociative.
Gauge Theory on Twisted kappa-Minkowski: Old Problems and Possible Solutions
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Dimitrijević, Marija; Jonke, Larisa; Pachoł, Anna
2014-06-01
We review the application of twist deformation formalism and the construction of noncommutative gauge theory on κ-Minkowski space-time. We compare two different types of twists: the Abelian and the Jordanian one. In each case we provide the twisted differential calculus and consider {U}(1) gauge theory. Different methods of obtaining a gauge invariant action and related problems are thoroughly discussed.
Comments on twisted indices in 3d supersymmetric gauge theories
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Closset, Cyril; Kim, Heeyeon
2016-08-01
We study three-dimensional {N} = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories on Σ g × S 1 with a topological twist along Σ g , a genus- g Riemann surface. The twisted supersymmetric index at genus g and the correlation functions of half-BPS loop operators on S 1 can be computed exactly by supersymmetric localization. For g = 1, this gives a simple UV computation of the 3d Witten index. Twisted indices provide us with a clean derivation of the quantum algebra of supersymmetric Wilson loops, for any Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons-matter theory, in terms of the associated Bethe equations for the theory on {{R}}^2× {S}^1 . This also provides a powerful and simple tool to study 3d {N} = 2 Seiberg dualities. Finally, we study A- and B-twisted indices for {N} = 4 supersymmetric gauge theories, which turns out to be very useful for quantitative studies of three-dimensional mirror symmetry. We also briefly comment on a relation between the S 2 × S 1 twisted indices and the Hilbert series of {N} = 4 moduli spaces.
F-theory vacua with Z3 gauge symmetry
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Cvetič, Mirjam; Donagi, Ron; Klevers, Denis; Piragua, Hernan; Poretschkin, Maximilian
2015-09-01
Discrete gauge groups naturally arise in F-theory compactifications on genus-one fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds. Such geometries appear in families that are parameterized by the Tate-Shafarevich group of the genus-one fibration. While the F-theory compactification on any element of this family gives rise to the same physics, the corresponding M-theory compactifications on these geometries differ and are obtained by a fluxed circle reduction of the former. In this note, we focus on an element of order three in the Tate-Shafarevich group of the general cubic. We discuss how the different M-theory vacua and the associated discrete gauge groups can be obtained by Higgsing of a pair of five-dimensional U(1) symmetries. The Higgs fields arise from vanishing cycles in I2-fibers that appear at certain codimension two loci in the base. We explicitly identify all three curves that give rise to the corresponding Higgs fields. In this analysis the investigation of different resolved phases of the underlying geometry plays a crucial rôle.
Duality, gauged supergravities and vertex operators in string theory
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Langham, Michael Charles
2000-10-01
We first examine a conjectured S-duality between the type IIA on R6 × K3 and the Heterotic string on R6 × T4, and compare their perturbative spectra. The partition function of type II strings on R6 × K3, in the orbifold limit, is computed as a modular invariant sum of spin structures or sectors, required by perturbative unitarity. Secondly, we analyze type II strings on R6 × W4, where W4 is associated with the tube metric conformal field theory, given by the degrees of freedom transverse to the Neveu- Schwarz fivebrane solution. The tube metric generates partition functions and perturbative spectra of string theories in six space-time dimensions, associated with the modular invariants of the level k affine SU(2) Kac-Moody algebra. We then study maximally supersymmetric gauged supergravities; i.e. low-energy limits of superstrings and M theory in anti-deSitter space times a sphere (AdSxS). We show how the gauge symmetry representation of the massless particle content of gauged supergravities can be derived from symmetric subgroups to be carried by string theory vertex operators in these compactified models. Lastly, for a non-maximally supersymmetric case, type IIB in AdS3 × S 3 background with NS-NS flux, we calculate explicit vertex operators using the Berkovits-Vafa-Witten formalism. From these, with suitable field definitions, the linearized field equations for six-dimensional supergravity and a tensor multiplet on AdS3 × S3 are recovered. We also discuss the three dimensional massless degrees of freedom that survive the S3 Kaluza-Klein compactification and show how our vertex operators are related to the vertex operators introduced by Giveon, Kutasov, and Seiberg.
Cohomological gauge theory, quiver matrix models and Donaldson-Thomas theory
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Cirafici, Michele; Sinkovics, Annamaria; Szabo, Richard J.
2009-03-01
We study the relation between Donaldson-Thomas theory of Calabi-Yau threefolds and a six-dimensional topological Yang-Mills theory. Our main example is the topological U(N) gauge theory on flat space in its Coulomb branch. To evaluate its partition function we use equivariant localization techniques on its noncommutative deformation. As a result the gauge theory localizes on noncommutative instantons which can be classified in terms of N-coloured three-dimensional Young diagrams. We give to these noncommutative instantons a geometrical description in terms of certain stable framed coherent sheaves on projective space by using a higher-dimensional generalization of the ADHM formalism. From this formalism we construct a topological matrix quantum mechanics which computes an index of BPS states and provides an alternative approach to the six-dimensional gauge theory.
Reissner—Nordström-de—Sitter-type Solution by a Gauge Theory of Gravity
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Enache, V.; Camelia, Popa; Păun, V.; Agop, M.
2008-10-01
We use the theory based on a gravitational gauge group (Wu's model) to obtain a spherical symmetric solution of the Geld equations for the gravitational potential on a Minkowski spacetime. The gauge group, the gauge covariant derivative, the strength tensor of the gauge Held, the gauge invariant Lagrangean with the cosmological constant, the Geld equations of the gauge potentials with a gravitational energy-momentum tensor as well as with a tensor of the Geld of a point like source are determined. Finally, a Reissner-Nordstrom-de Sitter-type metric on the gauge group space is obtained.
Proton Stability in Grand Unified Theories and Discrete Gauge Symmetries
Mohapatra, R. N.
2008-05-13
Most supersymmetric grand unified theories face the problem of rapid proton decay coming either from R-parity violating interactions and/or from Planck scale induced R-parity conserving operators, possibly induced by non-perturbative Planck scale effects such as black holes or wormholes. In this talk, I argue in favor of the possibility that a natural way to resolve this problem is to assume that there are new discrete or continuous gauge symmetries accompanying these theories that resolve these problems while at the same time allowing enough flexibility to have a viable model. I discuss this for left-right and SO(10) theories and discuss the profound impact such considerations have on the construction of realistic GUT models. I then discuss a recently proposed SO(10) model which has only apparently string inspired multiplets and has enough structure to be a realistic model.
Torsional Newton-Cartan geometry from Galilean gauge theory
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Banerjee, Rabin; Mukherjee, Pradip
2016-11-01
Using the recently advanced Galilean gauge theory (GGT) we give a comprehensive construction of torsional Newton-Cartan (NC) geometry. The coupling of a Galilean symmetric model with background NC geometry following GGT is illustrated by a free nonrelativistic scalar field theory. The issue of spatial diffeomorphism (Son and Wingate 2006 Ann. Phys. 321 197-224 Banerjee et al 2015 Phys. Rev. D 91 084021) is focussed from a new angle. The expression of the torsionful connection is worked out, which is in complete parallel with the relativistic theory. Also, smooth transition of the connection to its well known torsionless expression is demonstrated. A complete (implicit) expression of the torsion tensor for the NC spacetime is provided where the first-order variables occur in a suggestive way. The well known result for the temporal part of torsion is reproduced from our expression.
Lattice gaugefixing and other optics in lattice gauge theory
Yee, Ken.
1992-06-01
We present results from four projects. In the first, quark and gluon propagators and effective masses and {Delta}I = 1/2 Rule operator matching coefficients are computed numerically in gaugefixed lattice QCD. In the second, the same quantities are evaluated analytically in the strong coupling, N {yields} {infinity} limit. In the third project, the Schwinger model is studied in covariant gauges, where we show that the effective electron mass varies with the gauge parameter and that longitudinal gaugefixing ambiguities affect operator product expansion coefficients (analogous to {Delta}I = 1/2 Rule matching coefficients) determined by matching gauge variant matrix elements. However, we find that matching coefficients even if shifted by the unphysical modes are {xi} invariant. In the fourth project, we show that the strong coupling parallelogram lattice Schwinger model as a different thermodynamic limit than the weak coupling continuum limit. As a function of lattice skewness angle these models span the {Delta} = {minus}1 critical line of 6-vertex models which, in turn, have been identified as c = 1 conformal field theories.
Non-abelian higher gauge theory and categorical bundle
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Viennot, David
2016-12-01
A gauge theory is associated with a principal bundle endowed with a connection permitting to define horizontal lifts of paths. The horizontal lifts of surfaces cannot be defined into a principal bundle structure. An higher gauge theory is an attempt to generalize the bundle structure in order to describe horizontal lifts of surfaces. A such attempt is particularly difficult for the non-abelian case. Some structures have been proposed to realize this goal (twisted bundle, gerbes with connection, bundle gerbe, 2-bundle). Each of them uses a category in place of the total space manifold of the usual principal bundle structure. Some of them replace also the structure group by a category (more precisely a Lie crossed module viewed as a category). But the base space remains still a simple manifold (possibly viewed as a trivial category with only identity arrows). We propose a new principal categorical bundle structure, with a Lie crossed module as structure groupoid, but with a base space belonging to a bigger class of categories (which includes non-trivial categories), that we called affine 2-spaces. We study the geometric structure of the categorical bundles built on these categories (which are a more complicated structure than the 2-bundles) and the connective structures on these bundles. Finally we treat an example interesting for quantum dynamics which is associated with the Bloch wave operator theory.
Lattice Gauge Theory and the Origin of Mass
Kronfeld, Andreas S.
2013-08-01
Most of the mass of everyday objects resides in atomic nuclei/ the total of the electrons' mass adds up to less than one part in a thousand. The nuclei are composed of nucleons---protons and neutrons---whose nuclear binding energy, though tremendous on a human scale, is small compared to their rest energy. The nucleons are, in turn, composites of massless gluons and nearly massless quarks. It is the energy of these confined objects, via $M=E/c^2$, that is responsible for everyday mass. This article discusses the physics of this mechanism and the role of lattice gauge theory in establishing its connection to quantum chromodynamics.
Lattice gauge theory on the Intel parallel scientific computer
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Gottlieb, Steven
1990-08-01
Intel Scientific Computers (ISC) has just started producing its third general of parallel computer, the iPSC/860. Based on the i860 chip that has a peak performance of 80 Mflops and with a current maximum of 128 nodes, this computer should achieve speeds in excess of those obtainable on conventional vector supercomputers. The hardware, software and computing techniques appropriate for lattice gauge theory calculations are described. The differences between a staggered fermion conjugate gradient program written under CANOPY and for the iPSC are detailed.
Gauge-fields and integrated quantum-classical theory
Stapp, H.P.
1986-01-01
Physical situations in which quantum systems communicate continuously to their classically described environment are not covered by contemporary quantum theory, which requires a temporary separation of quantum degrees of freedom from classical ones. A generalization would be needed to cover these situations. An incomplete proposal is advanced for combining the quantum and classical degrees of freedom into a unified objective description. It is based on the use of certain quantum-classical structures of light that arise from gauge invariance to coordinate the quantum and classical degrees of freedom. Also discussed is the question of where experimenters should look to find phenomena pertaining to the quantum-classical connection. 17 refs.
Scattering of composite particles in a gauge theory with confinement
Briere, J.F.; Kroger, H. )
1989-08-21
In order to model positronium-positronium scattering in QED or meson-meson scattering in QCD, we consider QED{sub 1+1}, which is a gauge theory and confines single fermions. We present first numerical results of a lattice calculation on scattering of two composite particles. The composite particles are taken as neutral, fermion-antifermion, lowest-mass eigenstates of the Hamiltonian. We use the light-cone momentum representation on a lattice and employ a nonperturbative time-dependent method to compute the {ital S} matrix.
Magnetic expansion of Nekrasov theory: The SU(2) pure gauge theory
He Wei; Miao Yangang
2010-07-15
It is recently claimed by Nekrasov and Shatashvili that the N=2 gauge theories in the {Omega} background with {epsilon}{sub 1}=({h_bar}/2{pi}), {epsilon}{sub 2}=0 are related to the quantization of certain algebraic integrable systems. We study the special case of SU(2) pure gauge theory; the corresponding integrable model is the A{sub 1} Toda model, which reduces to the sine-Gordon quantum mechanics problem. The quantum effects can be expressed as the WKB series written analytically in terms of hypergeometric functions. We obtain the magnetic and dyonic expansions of the Nekrasov theory by studying the property of hypergeometric functions in the magnetic and dyonic regions on the moduli space. We also discuss the relation between the electric-magnetic duality of gauge theory and the action-action duality of the integrable system.
Quantum Field Theory Tools:. a Mechanism of Mass Generation of Gauge Fields
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Flores-Baez, F. V.; Godina-Nava, J. J.; Ordaz-Hernandez, G.
We present a simple mechanism for mass generation of gauge fields for the Yang-Mills theory, where two gauge SU(N)-connections are introduced to incorporate the mass term. Variations of these two sets of gauge fields compensate each other under local gauge transformations with the local gauge transformations of the matter fields, preserving gauge invariance. In this way the mass term of gauge fields is introduced without violating the local gauge symmetry of the Lagrangian. Because the Lagrangian has strict local gauge symmetry, the model is a renormalizable quantum model. This model, in the appropriate limit, comes from a class of universal Lagrangians which define a new massive Yang-Mills theories without Higgs bosons.
Geometric Quantization of Chern-Simons Gauge Theory
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Axelrod, Scott Elliot
1991-02-01
We present a new construction of the quantum Hilbert space of Chern-Simons gauge theory using methods which are natural from the three dimensional point of view. We describe a generalization of Lagrangian field theory which is an appropriate classical starting point for topological quantum field theories. It is explained how classical Chern-Simons theory with arbitrary gauge group G fits in this framework. Given G compact, an element of H ^4(BG,doubz), and a principal G-bundle E on a closed 2-manifold Sigma, we arrive at a prequantum line bundle on the moduli space of flat G-connections on E. Equipping Sigma with a complex structure, we obtain by Kahler quantization a quantum Hilbert space. To show that this Hilbert space is independent of the choice of complex structure, and so is acted on by the mapping class group, we construct a natural projectively flat connection on the quantum Hilbert bundle over Teichmuller space. This connection has been previously constructed in the context of two dimensional conformal field theory where it is interpreted as the stress energy tensor. Our construction thus gives a 2 + 1 dimensional derivation of the basic properties of 1 + 1 dimensional current algebra. To construct the connection we show generally that for affine symplectic quotients the natural projectively flat connection on the quantum Hilbert bundle may be expressed purely in terms of the intrinsic Kahler geometry of the quotient and the Quillen connection on a certain determinant line bundle. The proof of most of the properties of the connection we construct follows surprisingly simply from the index theorem identities for the curvature of the Quillen connection. As an example, we treat the case when Sigma has genus one explicitly. We also make some preliminary comments concerning the Hilbert space structure.
Gauge theory for the quantum planar three-body problem
Iwai, T.
1987-04-01
A several-particle system is called a molecule in the Born--Oppenheimer approximation. The nonrigidity of molecules involves difficulty in molecular dynamics. Guichardet (A. Guichardet, Ann. Inst. H. Poincare 40, 329 (1984)) showed recently that the vibration motion cannot in general be separated from the rotation motion, by using the connection theory in differential geometry. The point of his theory is the observation that a center-of-mass system is made into a principal fiber bundle with rotation group as the structure group, and is equipped with a connection by the Eckart condition of rotationless constraint. The base manifold of this bundle is called the internal space. The fact that the connection has nonvanishing curvature gives rise to the nonseparability of vibration from rotation. This is a mathematical meaning of nonrigidity of molecules. As an application of the connection theory due to Guichardet, this paper establishes a gauge theory for nonrigid molecules on the basis of the observation that the vector bundle associated with the principal fiber bundle (the center-of-mass system) provides a setting for quantum mechanics of the ''internal'' molecular motion. The interest, however, centers on planar triatomic molecules in order to put forward the gauge theory in an explicit manner. The conclusion is this: The internal space of a planar triatomic molecule is diffeomorphic with R/sup 3/-)0), and endowed with Dirac's monopole field which may be interpreted as a Coriolis field induced by the rotation. The angular momentum eigenvalues, which are twice the quantized monopole strengths, assign the complex line bundles over the internal space.
N = 2 gauge theories, instanton moduli spaces and geometric representation theory
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Szabo, Richard J.
2016-11-01
We survey some of the AGT relations between N = 2 gauge theories in four dimensions and geometric representations of symmetry algebras of two-dimensional conformal field theory on the equivariant cohomology of their instanton moduli spaces. We treat the cases of gauge theories on both flat space and ALE spaces in some detail, and with emphasis on the implications arising from embedding them into supersymmetric theories in six dimensions. Along the way we construct new toric noncommutative ALE spaces using the general theory of complex algebraic deformations of toric varieties, and indicate how to generalize the construction of instanton moduli spaces. We also compute the equivariant partition functions of topologically twisted six-dimensional Yang-Mills theory with maximal supersymmetry in a general Ω-background, and use the construction to obtain novel reductions to theories in four dimensions.
AGT relations for abelian quiver gauge theories on ALE spaces
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Pedrini, Mattia; Sala, Francesco; Szabo, Richard J.
2016-05-01
We construct level one dominant representations of the affine Kac-Moody algebra gl̂k on the equivariant cohomology groups of moduli spaces of rank one framed sheaves on the orbifold compactification of the minimal resolution Xk of the Ak-1 toric singularity C2 /Zk. We show that the direct sum of the fundamental classes of these moduli spaces is a Whittaker vector for gl̂k, which proves the AGT correspondence for pure N = 2 U(1) gauge theory on Xk. We consider Carlsson-Okounkov type Ext-bundles over products of the moduli spaces and use their Euler classes to define vertex operators. Under the decomposition gl̂k ≃ h ⊕sl̂k, these vertex operators decompose as products of bosonic exponentials associated to the Heisenberg algebra h and primary fields of sl̂k. We use these operators to prove the AGT correspondence for N = 2 superconformal abelian quiver gauge theories on Xk.
On S-Duality in Abelian Gauge Theory
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Witten, Edward
1995-09-01
U(1) gauge theory on R4 is known to possess an electric-magnetic duality symmetry that inverts the coupling constant and extends to an action of SL(2,Z). In this paper, the duality is studied on a general four-manifold and it is shown that the partition function is not a modular-invariant function but transforms as a modular form. This result plays an essential role in determining a new low-energy interaction that arises when N=2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory is formulated on a four-manifold; the determination of this interaction gives a new test of the solution of the model and would enter in computations of the Donaldson invariants of four-manifolds with b+2≤1. Certain other aspects of abelian duality, relevant to matters such as the dependence of Donaldson invariants on the second Stieffel-Whitney class, are also analyzed.
Light-cone Wilson loop in classical lattice gauge theory
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Laine, M.; Rothkopf, A.
2013-07-01
The transverse broadening of an energetic jet passing through a non-Abelian plasma is believed to be described by the thermal expectation value of a light-cone Wilson loop. In this exploratory study, we measure the light-cone Wilson loop with classical lattice gauge theory simulations. We observe, as suggested by previous studies, that there are strong interactions already at short transverse distances, which may lead to more efficient jet quenching than in leading-order perturbation theory. We also verify that the asymptotics of the Wilson loop do not change qualitatively when crossing the light cone, which supports arguments in the literature that infrared contributions to jet quenching can be studied with dimensionally reduced simulations in the space-like domain. Finally we speculate on possibilities for full four-dimensional lattice studies of the same observable, perhaps by employing shifted boundary conditions in order to simulate ensembles boosted by an imaginary velocity.
Surface charge algebra in gauge theories and thermodynamic integrability
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Barnich, Glenn; Compère, Geoffrey
2008-04-01
Surface charges and their algebra in interacting Lagrangian gauge field theories are constructed out of the underlying linearized theory using techniques from the variational calculus. In the case of exact solutions and symmetries, the surface charges are interpreted as a Pfaff system. Integrability is governed by Frobenius' theorem and the charges associated with the derived symmetry algebra are shown to vanish. In the asymptotic context, we provide a generalized covariant derivation of the result that the representation of the asymptotic symmetry algebra through charges may be centrally extended. Comparison with Hamiltonian and covariant phase space methods is made. All approaches are shown to agree for exact solutions and symmetries while there are differences in the asymptotic context.
From 3D topological quantum field theories to 4D models with defects
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Delcamp, Clement; Dittrich, Bianca
2017-06-01
(2 + 1) dimensional topological quantum field theories (TQFTs) with defect excitations are by now quite well understood, while many questions are still open for (3 + 1) dimensional TQFTs. Here we propose a strategy to lift states and operators of a (2 + 1) dimensional TQFT to states and operators of a (3 + 1) dimensional theory with defects. The main technical tool is Heegaard splittings, which allow us to encode the topology of a three-dimensional manifold with line defects into a two-dimensional Heegaard surface. We apply this idea to the example of BF theory which describes locally flat connections. This shows in particular how the curvature excitation generating surface operators of the (3 + 1) dimensional theory can be obtained from closed ribbon operators of the (2 + 1) dimensional BF theory. We hope that this technique allows the construction and study of more general models based on unitary fusion categories.
New gauge-invariant formulation of the Chern-Simons gauge theory
Park, M.; Park, Y.
1998-11-01
A new gauge invariant formulation of the relativistic scalar field interacting with Chern-Simons gauge fields is considered. This formulation is consistent with the gauge fixed formulation. Furthermore, we find that canonical (Noether) Poincar{acute e} generators are not gauge invariant even on the constraints surface and do not satisfy the (classical) Poincar{acute e} algebra. It is the improved generators, constructed from the symmetric energy-momentum tensor, which are (manifestly) gauge invariant and obey the classical Poincar{acute e} algebra. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}
Higher gauge theories from Lie n-algebras and off-shell covariantization
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Carow-Watamura, Ursula; Heller, Marc Andre; Ikeda, Noriaki; Kaneko, Yukio; Watamura, Satoshi
2016-07-01
We analyze higher gauge theories in various dimensions using a supergeometric method based on a differential graded symplectic manifold, called a QP-manifold, which is closely related to the BRST-BV formalism in gauge theories. Extensions of the Lie 2-algebra gauge structure are formulated within the Lie n-algebra induced by the QP-structure. We find that in 5 and 6 dimensions there are special extensions of the gauge algebra. In these cases, a restriction of the gauge symmetry by imposing constraints on the auxiliary gauge fields leads to a covariantized theory. As an example we show that we can obtain an off-shell covariantized higher gauge theory in 5 dimensions, which is similar to the one proposed in [1].
Recent Progress in String Theory and Gravity/Gauge Theory Duality
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van Raamsdonk, Mark
2003-05-01
In this talk, I will describe several recent developments in string theory. First, I'll discuss efforts to address the recent observations that the expansion of our universe is accelerating. Using some standard elements of the string theory toolbox (branes, fluxes, and extra dimensions) there has been good progress in constructing string theory models of universes with positive cosmological constant, though these models suggest that this may only be a temporary state of affairs. String theory also provides good reason to study universes with a negative cosmological constant: according to the well-known AdS/CFT conjecture, some of these are equivalent to non-gravitational gauge theories, and this equivalence promises to bring a better understanding both of quantum gravity and of strongly-coupled gauge theories. I will describe an important recent development in this area that permits detailed perturbative calculations on both sides, providing some of the most impressive tests of the correspondence so far.
Perturbation theory in the Hamiltonian approach to Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge
Campagnari, Davide R.; Reinhardt, Hugo; Weber, Axel
2009-07-15
We study the Hamiltonian approach to Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge in Rayleigh-Schroedinger perturbation theory. The static gluon and ghost propagator as well as the potential between static color sources are calculated to one-loop order. Furthermore, the one-loop {beta} function is calculated from both the ghost-gluon vertex and the static potential and found to agree with the result of covariant perturbation theory.
Liouville theory, {N} = 2 gauge theories and accessory parameters
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Ferrari, Franco; Piatek, Marcin
2012-05-01
The correspondence between the semiclassical limit of the DOZZ quantum Liouville theory and the Nekrasov-Shatashvili limit of the {N} = 2 (Ω-deformed) U(2) super-Yang-Mills theories is used to calculate the unknown accessory parameter of the Fuchsian uniformization of the 4-punctured sphere. The computation is based on the saddle point method. This allows to find an analytic expression for the N f = 4, U(2) instanton twisted superpotential and, in turn, to sum up the 4-point classical block. It is well known that the critical value of the Liouville action functional is the generating function of the accessory parameters. This statement and the factorization property of the 4-point action allow to express the unknown accessory parameter as the derivative of the 4-point classical block with respect to the modular parameter of the 4-punctured sphere. It has been found that this accessory parameter is related to the sum of all rescaled column lengths of the so-called 'critical' Young diagram extremizing the instanton 'free energy'. It is shown that the sum over the 'critical' column lengths can be rewritten in terms of a contour integral in which the integrand is built out of certain special functions closely related to the ordinary Gamma function.
Finite and Gauge-Yukawa unified theories: Theory and predictions
Kobayashi, T.; Kubo, J.; Mondragon, M.; Zoupanos, G.
1999-10-25
All-loop Finite Unified Theories (FUTs) are very interesting N=1 GUTs in which a complete reduction of couplings has been achieved. FUTs realize an old field theoretical dream and have remarkable predictive power. Reduction of dimensionless couplings in N=1 GUTs is achieved by searching for renormalization group invariant (RGI) relations among them holding beyond the unification scale. Finiteness results from the fact that there exists RGI relations among dimensionless couplings that guarantee the vanishing of the {beta}- functions in certain N=1 supersymmetric GUTS even to all orders. Recent developments in the soft supersymmetry breaking (SSB) sector of N=1 GUTs and FUTs lead to exact RGI relations also in this sector of the theories. Of particular interest is a RGI sum rule for the soft scalar masses holding to all orders. The characteristic features of SU(5) models that have been constructed based on the above tools are: a) the old agreement of the top quark prediction with the measured value remains unchanged, b) the lightest Higgs boson is predicted to be around 120 GeV, c) the s-spectrum starts above several hundreds of GeV.
Field theory on R×S 3 topology. V: SU 2 gauge theory
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Carmeli, M.; Malin, S.
1987-02-01
A gauge theory on R×S 3 topology is developed. It is a generalization to the previously obtained field theory on R×S 3 topology and in which equations of motion were obtained for a scalar particle, a spin one-half particle, the electromagnetic field of magnetic moments, and a Shrödinger-type equation, as compared to ordinary field equations defined on a Minkowskian manifold. The new gauge field equations are presented and compared to the ordinary Yang-Mills field equations, and the mathematical and physical differences between them are discussed.
Classical radiation zeros in gauge-theory amplitudes
Brown, R.W.; Kowalski, K.L.; Brodsky, S.J.
1983-08-01
The electromagnetic radiation from classical convection currents in relativistic n-particle collisions is shown to vanish in certain kinematical zones, due to complete destructive interference of the classical radiation patterns of the incoming and outgoing charged lines. We prove that quantum tree photon amplitudes vanish in the same zones, at arbitrary photon momenta including spin, seagull, and internal-line currents, provided only that the electromagnetic couplings and any other derivative couplings are as prescribed by renormalizable local gauge theory (spins < or =1). In particular, the existence of this new class of amplitude zeros requires the familiar gyromagnetic-ratio value g = 2 for all particles. The location of the zeros is spin independent, depending only on the charges and momenta of the external particles. Such null zones are the relativistic generalization of the well-known absence of electric and magnetic dipole radiation for nonrelativistic collisions involving particles with the same charge-to-mass ratio and g factor. The origin of zeros in reactions such as ud-bar..-->..W/sup +/..gamma.. is thus explained and examples with more particles are discussed. Conditions for the null zones to lie in physical regions are established. A new radiation representation, with the zeros manifest and of practical utility independently of whether the null zones are in physical regions is derived for the complete single-photon amplitude in tree approximation, using a gauge-invariant vertex expansion stemming from new internal-radiation decomposition identities. The question of whether amplitudes with closed loops can vanish in null zones is addressed. The null zone and these relations are discussed in terms of the Bargmann-Michel-Telegdi equation. The extension from photons to general massless gauge bosons is carried out.
CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings, and Gauge Theory 2010
None
2016-07-12
The CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings, and Gauge Theory is the analytic continuation of the yearly training school of the former EC-RTN string network "Constituents, Fundamental Forces and Symmetries of the Universe". The 2010 edition of the school is supported and organized by the CERN Theory Divison, and will take place from Monday January 25 to Friday January 29, at CERN. As its predecessors, this school is meant primarily for training of doctoral students and young postdoctoral researchers in recent developments in theoretical high-energy physics and string theory. The programme of the school will consist of five series of pedagogical lectures, complemented by tutorial discussion sessions in the afternoons. Previous schools in this series were organized in 2005 at SISSA in Trieste, and in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 at CERN, Geneva. Other similar schools have been organized in the past by the former related RTN network "The Quantum Structure of Spacetime and the Geometric Nature of Fundamental Interactions". This edition of the school is not funded by the European Union. The school is funded by the CERN Theory Division, and the Arnold Sommerfeld Center at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Scientific committee: M. Gaberdiel, D. Luest, A. Sevrin, J. Simon, K. Stelle, S. Theisen, A. Uranga, A. Van Proeyen, E. Verlinde Local organizers: A. Uranga, J. Walcher
CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings, and Gauge Theory 2010
None
2016-07-12
The CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings, and Gauge Theory is the analytic continuation of the yearly training school of the former EC-RTN string network "Constituents, Fundamental Forces and Symmetries of the Universe". The 2010 edition of the school is supported and organized by the CERN Theory Divison, and will take place from Monday January 25 to Friday January 29, at CERN. As its predecessors, this school is meant primarily for training of doctoral students and young postdoctoral researchers in recent developments in theoretical high-energy physics and string theory. The programme of the school will consist of five series of pedagogical lectures, complemented by tutorial discussion sessions in the afternoons. Previous schools in this series were organized in 2005 at SISSA in Trieste, and in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 at CERN, Geneva. Other similar schools have been organized in the past by the former related RTN network "The Quantum Structure of Spacetime and the Geometric Nature of Fundamental Interactions". This edition of the school is not funded by the European Union. The school is funded by the CERN Theory Division, and the Arnold Sommerfeld Center at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Scientific committee: M. Gaberdiel, D. Luest, A. Sevrin, J. Simon, K. Stelle, S. Theisen, A. Uranga, A. Van Proeyen, E. Verlinde Local organizers: A. Uranga, J. Walcher
CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings, and Gauge Theory 2010
2010-01-22
The CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings, and Gauge Theory is the analytic continuation of the yearly training school of the former EC-RTN string network "Constituents, Fundamental Forces and Symmetries of the Universe". The 2010 edition of the school is supported and organized by the CERN Theory Divison, and will take place from Monday January 25 to Friday January 29, at CERN. As its predecessors, this school is meant primarily for training of doctoral students and young postdoctoral researchers in recent developments in theoretical high-energy physics and string theory. The programme of the school will consist of five series of pedagogical lectures, complemented by tutorial discussion sessions in the afternoons. Previous schools in this series were organized in 2005 at SISSA in Trieste, and in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 at CERN, Geneva. Other similar schools have been organized in the past by the former related RTN network "The Quantum Structure of Spacetime and the Geometric Nature of Fundamental Interactions". This edition of the school is not funded by the European Union. The school is funded by the CERN Theory Division, and the Arnold Sommerfeld Center at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Scientific committee: M. Gaberdiel, D. Luest, A. Sevrin, J. Simon, K. Stelle, S. Theisen, A. Uranga, A. Van Proeyen, E. Verlinde Local organizers: A. Uranga, J. Walcher
CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings, and Gauge Theory 2010
2010-01-22
The CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings, and Gauge Theory is the analytic continuation of the yearly training school of the former EC-RTN string network "Constituents, Fundamental Forces and Symmetries of the Universe". The 2010 edition of the school is supported and organized by the CERN Theory Divison, and will take place from Monday January 25 to Friday January 29, at CERN. As its predecessors, this school is meant primarily for training of doctoral students and young postdoctoral researchers in recent developments in theoretical high-energy physics and string theory. The programme of the school will consist of five series of pedagogical lectures, complemented by tutorial discussion sessions in the afternoons. Previous schools in this series were organized in 2005 at SISSA in Trieste, and in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 at CERN, Geneva. Other similar schools have been organized in the past by the former related RTN network "The Quantum Structure of Spacetime and the Geometric Nature of Fundamental Interactions". This edition of the school is not funded by the European Union. The school is funded by the CERN Theory Division, and the Arnold Sommerfeld Center at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Scientific committee: M. Gaberdiel, D. Luest, A. Sevrin, J. Simon, K. Stelle, S. Theisen, A. Uranga, A. Van Proeyen, E. Verlinde Local organizers: A. Uranga, J. Walcher
Search for a Minimal N =1 Superconformal Field Theory in 4D
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Xie, Dan; Yonekura, Kazuya
2016-07-01
We discuss a candidate for a minimal interacting four-dimensional N =1 superconformal field theory. The model contains a chiral primary operator u satisfying the chiral ring relation u2=0 , and its scaling dimension is Δ (u )=1.5 . The model is derived by turning on a N =1 preserving deformation of N =2 A2 Argyres-Douglas theory. The central charges are given by (a ,c )=(263 /768 ,271 /768 )≃(0.342 ,0.353 ) . There is no moduli space of vacua, no flavor symmetry, and the chiral ring is finite.
Infrared singularities in Landau gauge Yang-Mills theory
Alkofer, Reinhard; Huber, Markus Q.; Schwenzer, Kai
2010-05-15
We present a more detailed picture of the infrared regime of Landau-gauge Yang-Mills theory. This is done within a novel framework that allows one to take into account the influence of finite scales within an infrared power counting analysis. We find that there are two qualitatively different infrared fixed points of the full system of Dyson-Schwinger equations. The first extends the known scaling solution, where the ghost dynamics is dominant and gluon propagation is strongly suppressed. It features in addition to the strong divergences of gluonic vertex functions in the previously considered uniform scaling limit, when all external momenta tend to zero, also weaker kinematic divergences, when only some of the external momenta vanish. The second solution represents the recently proposed decoupling scenario where the gluons become massive and the ghosts remain bare. In this case we find that none of the vertex functions is enhanced, so that the infrared dynamics is entirely suppressed. Our analysis also provides a strict argument why the Landau-gauge gluon dressing function cannot be infrared divergent.
4d Spectra from BPS Quiver Dualities
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Espahbodi, Sam
We attack the question of BPS occupancy in a wide class of 4d N = 2 quantum field theories. We first review the Seiberg-Witten approach to finding the low energy Wilsonian effective action actions of such theories. In particular, we analyze the case of Gaiotto theories, which provide a large number of non-trivial examples in a unified framework. We then turn to understanding the massive BPS spectrum of such theories, and in particular their relation to BPS quivers. We present a purely 4d characterization of BPS quivers, and explain how a quiver's representation theory encodes the solution to the BPS occupancy problem. Next, we derive a so called mutation method, based on exploiting quiver dualities, to solve the quiver's representation theory. This method makes previously intractable calculations nearly trivial in many examples. As a particular highlight, we apply our methods to understand strongly coupled chambers in ADE SYM gauge theories with matter. Following this, we turn to the general story of quivers for theories of the Gaiotto class. We present a geometric approach to attaining quivers for the rank 2 theories, leading to a very elegant solution which includes a specification of quiver superpotentials. Finally, we solve these theories by an unrelated method based on gauging flavor symmetries in their various dual weakly coupled Lagrangian descriptions. After seeing that this method agrees in the rank 2 case, we will apply our new approach to the case of rank n.
More on Gribov copies and propagators in Landau-gauge Yang-Mills theory
Maas, Axel
2009-01-01
Fixing a gauge in the nonperturbative domain of Yang-Mills theory is a nontrivial problem due to the presence of Gribov copies. In particular, there are different gauges in the nonperturbative regime which all correspond to the same definition of a gauge in the perturbative domain. Gauge-dependent correlation functions may differ in these gauges. Two such gauges are the minimal Landau gauge and the absolute Landau gauge, both corresponding to the perturbative Landau gauge. These, and their numerical implementation, are described and presented in detail. Other choices will also be discussed. This investigation is performed, using numerical lattice gauge theory calculations, by comparing the propagators of gluons and ghosts for the minimal Landau gauge and the absolute Landau gauge in SU(2) Yang-Mills theory. It is found that the propagators are different in the far infrared and even at energy scales of the order of half a GeV. In particular, the finite-volume effects are also modified. This is observed in two and three dimensions. Some remarks on the four-dimensional case are provided as well.
Integrability of classical strings dual for noncommutative gauge theories
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Matsumoto, Takuya; Yoshida, Kentaroh
2014-06-01
We derive the gravity duals of noncommutative gauge theories from the Yang-Baxter sigma model description of the AdS5 × S5 superstring with classical r-matrices. The corresponding classical r-matrices are 1) solutions of the classical Yang-Baxter equation (CYBE), 2) skew-symmetric, 3) nilpotent and 4) abelian. Hence these should be called abelian Jordanian deformations. As a result, the gravity duals are shown to be integrable deformations of AdS5 × S5. Then, abelian twists of AdS5 are also investigated. These results provide a support for the gravity/CYBE correspondence proposed in arXiv:1404.1838.
Augmented superfield approach to gauge-invariant massive 2-form theory
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Kumar, R.; Krishna, S.
2017-06-01
We discuss the complete sets of the off-shell nilpotent (i.e. s^2_{(a)b} = 0) and absolutely anticommuting (i.e. s_b s_{ab} + s_{ab} s_b = 0) Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) (s_b) and anti-BRST (s_{ab}) symmetries for the (3+1)-dimensional (4D) gauge-invariant massive 2-form theory within the framework of an augmented superfield approach to the BRST formalism. In this formalism, we obtain the coupled (but equivalent) Lagrangian densities which respect both BRST and anti-BRST symmetries on the constrained hypersurface defined by the Curci-Ferrari type conditions. The absolute anticommutativity property of the (anti-) BRST transformations (and corresponding generators) is ensured by the existence of the Curci-Ferrari type conditions which emerge very naturally in this formalism. Furthermore, the gauge-invariant restriction plays a decisive role in deriving the proper (anti-) BRST transformations for the Stückelberg-like vector field.
Off-shell covariantization of algebroid gauge theories
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Carow-Watamura, Ursula; Heller, Marc Andre; Ikeda, Noriaki; Kaneko, Tomokazu; Watamura, Satoshi
2017-08-01
We present a generalized method to construct field strengths and gauge symmetries that yield a Yang-Mills-type action with Lie n-algebroid gauge symmetry. The procedure makes use of off-shell covariantization in a supergeometric setting. We apply this method to the system of a 1-form gauge field and scalar fields with Lie n-algebroid gauge symmetry. We work out some characteristic examples.
New Relations for Gauge-Theory and Gravity Amplitudes at Loop Level
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
He, Song; Schlotterer, Oliver
2017-04-01
In this Letter, we extend the tree-level Kawai-Lewellen-Tye (KLT) and Bern-Carrasco-Johansson (BCJ) amplitude relations to loop integrands of gauge theory and gravity. By rearranging the propagators of gauge and gravity loop integrands, we propose the first manifestly gauge- and diffeomorphism-invariant formulation of their double-copy relations. The one-loop KLT formula expresses gravity integrands in terms of more basic gauge invariant building blocks for gauge-theory amplitudes, dubbed partial integrands. The latter obey a one-loop analogue of the BCJ relations, and both KLT and BCJ relations are universal to bosons and fermions in any number of spacetime dimensions and independent on the amount of supersymmetry. Also, one-loop integrands of Einstein-Yang-Mills theory are related to partial integrands of pure gauge theories.
New Relations for Gauge-Theory and Gravity Amplitudes at Loop Level.
He, Song; Schlotterer, Oliver
2017-04-21
In this Letter, we extend the tree-level Kawai-Lewellen-Tye (KLT) and Bern-Carrasco-Johansson (BCJ) amplitude relations to loop integrands of gauge theory and gravity. By rearranging the propagators of gauge and gravity loop integrands, we propose the first manifestly gauge- and diffeomorphism-invariant formulation of their double-copy relations. The one-loop KLT formula expresses gravity integrands in terms of more basic gauge invariant building blocks for gauge-theory amplitudes, dubbed partial integrands. The latter obey a one-loop analogue of the BCJ relations, and both KLT and BCJ relations are universal to bosons and fermions in any number of spacetime dimensions and independent on the amount of supersymmetry. Also, one-loop integrands of Einstein-Yang-Mills theory are related to partial integrands of pure gauge theories.
Phase transitions in higher derivative gravity and gauge theory: R-charged black holes
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Dey, Tanay K.; Mukherji, Sudipta; Mukhopadhyay, Subir; Sarkar, Swarnendu
2007-09-01
This is a continuation of our earlier work where we constructed a phenomenologically motivated effective action of the boundary gauge theory at finite temperature and finite gauge coupling on S3 × S1. In this paper, we argue that this effective action qualitatively reproduces the gauge theory representing various bulk phases of R-charged black hole with Gauss-Bonnet correction. We analyze the system both in canonical and grand canonical ensemble.
Twisted gauge theories in three-dimensional Walker-Wang models
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Wang, Zitao; Chen, Xie
2017-03-01
Three-dimensional gauge theories with a discrete gauge group can emerge from spin models as a gapped topological phase with fractional point excitations (gauge charge) and loop excitations (gauge flux). It is known that 3D gauge theories can be "twisted," in the sense that the gauge flux loops can have nontrivial braiding statistics among themselves and such twisted gauge theories are realized in models discovered by Dijkgraaf and Witten. A different framework to systematically construct three-dimensional topological phases was proposed by Walker and Wang and a series of examples have been studied. Can the Walker-Wang construction be used to realize the topological order in twisted gauge theories? This is not immediately clear because the Walker-Wang construction is based on a loop condensation picture while the Dijkgraaf-Witten theory is based on a membrane condensation picture. In this paper, we show that the answer to this question is Yes, by presenting an explicit construction of the Walker-Wang models which realize both the twisted and untwisted gauge theories with gauge group Z2×Z2 . We identify the topological order of the models by performing modular transformations on the ground-state wave functions and show that the modular matrices exactly match those for the Z2×Z2 gauge theories. By relating the Walker-Wang construction to the Dijkgraaf-Witten construction, our result opens up a way to study twisted gauge theories with fermonic charges, and correspondingly strongly interacting fermionic symmetry protected topological phases and their surface states, through exactly solvable models.
Reducing the 4d index to the S 3 partition function
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Gadde, Abhijit; Yan, Wenbin
2012-12-01
The superconformal index of a 4 d gauge theory is computed by a matrix integral arising from localization of the supersymmetric path integral on S 3 × S 1. As the radius of the circle goes to zero, it is natural to expect that the 4 d path integral becomes the partition function of dimensionally reduced gauge theory on S 3. We show that this is indeed the case and recover the matrix integral of Kapustin, Willett and Yaakov from the matrix integral that computes the superconformal index. Remarkably, the superconformal index of the "parent" 4 d theory can be thought of as the q-deformation of the 3 d partition function.
Effects of gauge theory based number scaling on geometry
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Benioff, Paul
2013-05-01
Effects of local availability of mathematics (LAM) and space time dependent number scaling on physics and, especially, geometry are described. LAM assumes separate mathematical systems as structures at each space time point. Extension of gauge theories to include freedom of choice of scaling for number structures, and other structures based on numbers, results in a space time dependent scaling factor based on a scalar boson field. Scaling has no effect on comparison of experimental results with one another or with theory computations. With LAM all theory expressions are elements of mathematics at some reference point. Changing the reference point introduces (external) scaling. Theory expressions with integrals or derivatives over space or time include scaling factors (internal scaling) that cannot be removed by reference point change. Line elements and path lengths, as integrals over space and/or time, show the effect of scaling on geometry. In one example, the scaling factor goes to 0 as the time goes to 0, the big bang time. All path lengths, and values of physical quantities, are crushed to 0 as t goes to 0. Other examples have spherically symmetric scaling factors about some point, x. In one type, a black scaling hole, the scaling factor goes to infinity as the distance, d, between any point y and x goes to 0. For scaling white holes, the scaling factor goes to 0 as d goes to 0. For black scaling holes, path lengths from a reference point, z, to y become infinite as y approaches x. For white holes, path lengths approach a value much less than the unscaled distance from z to x.
Monopoles and Confinement in U(1) Lattice Gauge Theory
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Copeland, Timothy John
Available from UMI in association with The British Library. Requires signed TDF. Confinement in U(1) gauge theory is investigated, with particular emphasis on the role of monopoles. Starting from the work of Polyakov, the theoretical aspects are considered first, in some detail. This leads to the conclusion that the conventional techniques for analysing Monte Carlo data may not be adequate, and motivates the development of an alternative interpretation based on the theoretical insight gained. This takes more account of the expected physical properties of the theory, and does not assume beforehand that one type of behaviour (perturbative, or monopole driven) dominates. It is found that better fits to the Monte Carlo data can be achieved this way than by using the conventional methods, although different string tensions are found. The small distance behaviour is found to be best explained in terms of Coulomb effects, rather than the Luscher vibrating string picture sometimes used before. Perturbative calculations are made of Wilson loops on lattices of different shapes, and some comparisons with Monte Carlo data are made. Comments are made on the significance of these results for four dimensions, and for SU(2) and SU(3).
Translational anomaly in chiral gauge theories on a torus and the overlap formalism
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Izubuchi, Taku; Nishimura, Jun
1999-10-01
We point out that a fermion determinant of a chiral gauge theory on a 2D torus has a phase ambiguity proportional to the Polyakov loops along the boundaries, which can be reproduced by the overlap formalism. We show that the requirement on the fermion determinant that a singularity in the gauge field can be absorbed by a change of the boundary condition for the fermions, is not compatible with translational invariance in general. As a consequence, the gauge anomaly for singular gauge transformations discovered by Narayanan-Neuberger actually exists in any 2D U(1) chiral gauge theory unless the theory is vector-like. We argue that the gauge anomaly is peculiar to the overlap formalism with the Wigner-Brillouin phase choice and that it is not necessarily a property required in the continuum. We also generalize our results to any even dimension.
Topics in Lattice Gauge Theory and Theoretical Physics
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Komijani, Javad
This dissertation contains two completely independent parts. In Part 1, I investigate effective field theories and their applications in lattice gauge theory. Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) as a part of the standard model (SM) describes the physics of quarks and gluons. There are several numerical and analytical methods to tackle the QCD problems. Lattice QCD is the dominant numerical method. Effective field theories, on the other hand, provide analytic methods to describe the low-energy dynamics of QCD. To use the effective theories in lattice QCD, I develop chiral perturbation theory for heavy-light mesons with staggered quarks---an implementation of fermions on lattice. I use this effective chiral theory to study the pattern of taste splitting in masses of the mesons with staggered quarks. I also calculate the leptonic decay constant of the heavy-light mesons with staggered quarks to one-loop order in the chiral expansion. The resulting chiral formula provides a suitable fit form to combine and analyze a large number of decay constants of heavy-light mesons computed from different lattice ensembles with various choices of input parameters. I perform a comprehensive chiral fit to the lattice data for D mesons computed by the MILC collaboration. Consequently, I determine the physical values of the decay constants of D mesons. These precise results place narrow restrictions on the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix elements. In Part 2, I introduce the concept of a nonlinear eigenvalue problem by investigating three nonlinear differential equations. First, equation y'(x) = cos[pixy(x)] is investigated. A discrete set of initial conditions y(0) = an, leading to unstable separatrix behavior, are identified as the eigenvalues of the problem. I calculate the asymptotic behavior of the initial conditions an and their corresponding solutions for large n by reducing the equation to a linear one-dimensional random-walk problem. Second, I investigate equation y''(x)=6[y( x
Generalized mixing angles in gauge theories with natural flavor conservation
Rothman, Arthur C.; Kang, Kyungsik
1981-01-01
A number of theorems, relating Natural Flavor Conservation and Calculability are proven for general gauge models of the weak and electromagnetic interactions with an unbroken U(1) symmetry. The concept of nontriviality - a necessary condition that all naturally flavor conserving gauge models must obey in order to have nontrivial mixing angles - is introduced. It is found that naturality groups guaranteeing Natural Flavor Conservation cannot generate meaningful mixing angles in any gauge model.
The radial problem in gauge field theory models
Sartori, G. . E-mail: gfsartori@pd.infn.it; Valente, G. . E-mail: valente@pd.infn.it
2005-10-01
The study of spontaneous symmetry breaking patterns in theories in which the ground state is determined by the minima of a potential invariant under the symmetry group of the system may be traced back to the solution of two classes of problems, that we shall quote in Toledano and Dmitriev's suggestive words [P. Toledano, V. Dmitriev, Reconstructive Phase Transitions in Crystals and Quasicrystals, World Scientific, Singapore, 1996] as angular and radial problem, respectively. Whilst the former problem, i.e., the determination of the isotropy-type stratification, has been extensively treated both in condensed matter physics and in particle physics, the radial problem, in particular the construction of the phenomenological potential allowing the realization of all the symmetry allowed symmetry phases, has up to now substantially been disregarded in gauge field theory, because renormalizability limits to four the degree of the Higgs potential and it is widely thought that spontaneous radiative mass generation can anyway fix the issue. Through a rigorous analysis in the framework of geometric invariant theory (P at-matrix approach) we review these facts, focussing our attention on the role of radiative corrections. Then, we propose a way of reconciling renormalizability requirement and tree-level observability of all the phases allowed by the symmetry. The idea will be illustrated in simple extensions of two-Higgs-doublet SM, with additional scalar singlets and discrete symmetries. This will allow us to explain the rationale behind all the extensions of the Higgs sectors so far proposed to generate the observed Baryon asymmetry of our Universe at the EW Phase Transition.
Non-Abelian gauge fields as components of gravity in the discretized Kaluza-Klein theory
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Nguyen, Ai Viet; Pham, Tien Du
2017-06-01
Discretized Kaluza-Klein theory in ℳ2 × Z 2 spacetime can be constructed based on the concepts of noncommutative geometry. In this paper, we show that it is possible to incorporate the non-Abelian gauge fields in this framework. The generalized Hilbert-Einstein action is gauge invariant only in two cases. In the first case, the gauge group must be Abelian on one sheet of spacetime and non-Abelian on the other one. In the second case, the gauge group must be the same on two sheets of spacetime. Actually, the theories of electroweak and strong interactions can fit into these two cases.
Sine-Gordon quantum mechanics on the complex plane and N=2 gauge theory
He Wei
2010-05-15
We study the relation between the N=2 gauge theory in the {Omega} background and the quantized integral system recently proposed by Nekrasov and Shatashvili. We focus on the simplest case, the pure Yang-Mills theory with the SU(2) gauge group and the corresponding sine-Gordon integral model on the complex plane. We analyze the periodic wave function and the corresponding energy spectrum of the sine-Gordon quantum mechanics, and find this model contains information of the low energy effective theory of the gauge theory.
Six-dimensional (1,0) superconformal models and higher gauge theory
Palmer, Sam; Sämann, Christian
2013-11-15
We analyze the gauge structure of a recently proposed superconformal field theory in six dimensions. We find that this structure amounts to a weak Courant-Dorfman algebra, which, in turn, can be interpreted as a strong homotopy Lie algebra. This suggests that the superconformal field theory is closely related to higher gauge theory, describing the parallel transport of extended objects. Indeed we find that, under certain restrictions, the field content and gauge transformations reduce to those of higher gauge theory. We also present a number of interesting examples of admissible gauge structures such as the structure Lie 2-algebra of an abelian gerbe, differential crossed modules, the 3-algebras of M2-brane models, and string Lie 2-algebras.
The gravity dual of supersymmetric gauge theories on a biaxially squashed three-sphere
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Martelli, Dario; Sparks, James
2013-01-01
We present the gravity dual to a class of three-dimensional N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories on a biaxially squashed three-sphere, with a non-trivial background gauge field. This is described by a 1/2 BPS Euclidean solution of four-dimensional N=2 gauged supergravity, consisting of a Taub-NUT-AdS metric with a non-trivial instanton for the graviphoton field. The holographic free energy of this solution agrees precisely with the large N limit of the free energy obtained from the localized partition function of a class of Chern-Simons quiver gauge theories. We also discuss a different supersymmetric solution, whose boundary is a biaxially squashed Lens space S3/Z2 with a topologically non-trivial background gauge field. This metric is of Eguchi-Hanson-AdS type, although it is not Einstein, and has a single unit of gauge field flux through the S2 cycle.
Simulating an interacting gauge theory with ultracold Bose gases
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Edmonds, Matthew; Valiente, Manuel; Juzeliunas, Gediminas; Santos, Luis; Ohberg, Patrik
2013-05-01
Here, we will discuss how one can create artificial gauge fields for an ensemble of interacting ultracold bosonic atoms using the interacting dressed states of the light-matter coupling. Until now, all experimental gauge potentials have been static. We will show how to induce a U(1) interacting gauge field, such that there is an effective back-action between the emergent gauge potential and the matter field. By performing the appropriate transformation, the gauge field appearing in the quasi one-dimensional many-body equation of motion can be shown to be equivalent with a current operator. The resulting non-linear equation of motion can be solved exactly to yield chiral solitons as well as critical particle numbers required for the onset of rotation of a condensate in a ring geometry Finally, we will discuss the conditions relevant for observation of the above effects in terms of scattering lengths and the two-photon Rabi frequency.
On p -form theories with gauge invariant second order field equations
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Deffayet, Cédric; Mukohyama, Shinji; Sivanesan, Vishagan
2016-04-01
We explore field theories of a single p -form with equations of motions of order strictly equal to 2 and gauge invariance. We give a general method for the classification of such theories which are extensions to the p -forms of the Galileon models for scalars. Our classification scheme allows us to compute an upper bound on the number of different such theories depending on p and on the space-time dimension. We are also able to build a nontrivial Galileon-like theory for a 3-form with gauge invariance and an action which is polynomial into the derivatives of the form. This theory has gauge invariant field equations but an action which is not, like a Chern-Simons theory. Hence the recently discovered no-go theorem stating that there are no nontrivial gauge invariant vector Galileons (which we are also able here to confirm with our method) does not extend to other odd-p cases.
Gauging the twisted Poincare symmetry as a noncommutative theory of gravitation
Chaichian, M.; Tureanu, A.; Oksanen, M.; Zet, G.
2009-02-15
Einstein's theory of general relativity was formulated as a gauge theory of Lorentz symmetry by Utiyama in 1956, while the Einstein-Cartan gravitational theory was formulated by Kibble in 1961 as the gauge theory of Poincare transformations. In this framework, we propose a formulation of the gravitational theory on canonical noncommutative space-time by covariantly gauging the twisted Poincare symmetry, in order to fulfil the requirement of covariance under the general coordinate transformations, an essential ingredient of the theory of general relativity. It appears that the twisted Poincare symmetry cannot be gauged by generalizing the Abelian twist to a covariant non-Abelian twist, nor by introducing a more general covariant twist element. The advantages of such a formulation as well as the related problems are discussed and possible ways out are outlined.
Topics in Nonsupersymmetric Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge and Gravity Theories
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Nohle, Joshua David
In Chapters 1 and 2, we introduce and review the duality between color and kinematics in Yang-Mills theory uncovered by Bern, Carrasco and Johansson (BCJ). In Chapter 3, we provide evidence in favor of the conjectured duality between color and kinematics for the case of nonsupersymmetric pure Yang-Mills amplitudes by constructing a form of the one-loop four-point amplitude of this theory that makes the duality manifest. Our construction is valid in any dimension. We also describe a duality-satisfying representation for the two-loop four-point amplitude with identical four-dimensional external helicities. We use these results to obtain corresponding gravity integrands for a theory containing a graviton, dilaton, and antisymmetric tensor, simply by replacing color factors with specified diagram numerators. Using this, we give explicit forms of ultraviolet divergences at one loop in four, six, and eight dimensions, and at two loops in four dimensions. In Chapter 4, we extend the four-point one-loop nonsupersymmetric pure Yang-Mills discussion of Chapter 3 to include fermions and scalars circulating in the loop with all external gluons. This gives another nontrivial loop-level example showing that the duality between color and kinematics holds in nonsupersymmetric gauge theory. The construction is valid in any spacetime dimension and written in terms of formal polarization vectors. We also convert these expressions into a four-dimensional form with explicit external helicity states. Using this, we compare our results to one-loop duality-satisfying amplitudes that are already present in literature. In Chapter 5, we switch from the topic of color-kinematics duality to discuss the recently renewed interest in the soft behavior of gravitons and gluons. Specifically, we discuss the subleading low-energy behavior. Cachazo and Strominger recently proposed an extension of the soft-graviton theorem found by Weinberg. In addition, they proved the validity of their extension at
The arithmetic of elliptic fibrations in gauge theories on a circle
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Grimm, Thomas W.; Kapfer, Andreas; Klevers, Denis
2016-06-01
The geometry of elliptic fibrations translates to the physics of gauge theories in F-theory. We systematically develop the dictionary between arithmetic structures on elliptic curves as well as desingularized elliptic fibrations and symmetries of gauge theories on a circle. We show that the Mordell-Weil group law matches integral large gauge transformations around the circle in Abelian gauge theories and explain the significance of Mordell-Weil torsion in this context. We also use Higgs transitions and circle large gauge transformations to introduce a group law for genus-one fibrations with multi-sections. Finally, we introduce a novel arithmetic structure on elliptic fibrations with non-Abelian gauge groups in F-theory. It is defined on the set of exceptional divisors resolving the singularities and divisor classes of sections of the fibration. This group structure can be matched with certain integral non-Abelian large gauge transformations around the circle when studying the theory on the lower-dimensional Coulomb branch. Its existence is required by consistency with Higgs transitions from the non-Abelian theory to its Abelian phases in which it becomes the Mordell-Weil group. This hints towards the existence of a new underlying geometric symmetry.
Cold Atoms in Non-Abelian Gauge Potentials: From the Hofstadter Moth to Lattice Gauge Theory
Osterloh, K.; Baig, M.; Santos, L.; Zoller, P.; Lewenstein, M.
2005-07-01
We demonstrate how to create artificial external non-Abelian gauge potentials acting on cold atoms in optical lattices. The method employs atoms with k internal states, and laser assisted state sensitive tunneling, described by unitary kxk matrices. The single-particle dynamics in the case of intense U(2) vector potentials lead to a generalized Hofstadter butterfly spectrum which shows a complex mothlike structure. We discuss the possibility to realize non-Abelian interferometry (Aharonov-Bohm effect) and to study many-body dynamics of ultracold matter in external lattice gauge fields.
Ice limit of Coulomb gauge Yang-Mills theory
Heinzl, T.; Ilderton, A.; Langfeld, K.; Lavelle, M.; McMullan, D.
2008-10-01
In this paper we describe gauge invariant multiquark states generalizing the path integral framework developed by Parrinello, Jona-Lasinio, and Zwanziger to amend the Faddeev-Popov approach. This allows us to produce states such that, in a limit which we call the ice limit, fermions are dressed with glue exclusively from the fundamental modular region associated with Coulomb gauge. The limit can be taken analytically without difficulties, avoiding the Gribov problem. This is illustrated by an unambiguous construction of gauge invariant mesonic states for which we simulate the static quark-antiquark potential.
The Gribov Legacy, Gauge Theories and the Physical S-Matrix
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White, Alan R.
Reggeon unitarity and non-Abelian gauge field copies are focused on as two Gribov discoveries that, it is suggested, may ultimately be seen as the most significant and that could, in the far distant future, form the cornerstones of his legacy. The crucial role played by the Gribov ambiguity in the construction of gauge theory bound-state amplitudes via reggeon unitarity is described. It is suggested that the existence of a physical, unitary, S-Matrix in a gauge theory is a major requirement that could even determine the theory.
The Gribov legacy, gauge theories and the physical S-matrix
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White, Alan R.
2016-10-01
Reggeon unitarity and non-Abelian gauge field copies are focused on as two Gribov discoveries that, it is suggested, may ultimately be seen as the most significant and that could, in the far distant future, form the cornerstones of his legacy. The crucial role played by the Gribov ambiguity in the construction of gauge theory bound-state amplitudes via reggeon unitarity is described. It is suggested that the existence of a physical, unitary, S-Matrix in a gauge theory is a major requirement that could even determine the theory.
Time-Dependent Variational Approach to the pure Gauge Theory for Evaluating the Shear Viscosity
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Tsue, Yasuhiko; Lee, Tong-Gyu; Ishii, Hiroshi
2009-10-01
The time-dependent variational approach to the pure Yang-Mills gauge theory, especially a color su(3) gauge theory, is formulated in the functional Schr"odinger picture with a Gaussian wave functional approximation. The equations of motion for the quantum gauge fields are formulated in the Liouville-von Neumann form. This variational approach is applied in order to derive the shear viscosity, which is one of the transport coefficients for the pure gluonic matter, by using the linear response theory. As a result, the contribution to the shear viscosity from the quantum gluons is zero up to the lowest order of the coupling g in the quantum gluonic matter.
Ordinary matter in non-linear affine gauge theories of gravitation
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López-Pinto, A.; Tiemblo, A.; Tresguerres, R.
1995-06-01
We present a general framework to include ordinary fermionic matter in the metric--affine gauge theories of gravity. It is based on a nonlinear gauge realization of the affine group, with the Lorentz group as the classification subgroup of the matter and gravitational fields.
Abe, Sumiyoshi; Kobayashi, Tsunehiro
2003-03-01
Microcanonical ensemble theory of free bosons is derived from quantum mechanics by making use of the hidden gauge structure. The relative phase interaction associated with this gauge structure, described by the Pegg-Barnett formalism, is shown to lead to perfect decoherence in the thermodynamic limit and the principle of equal a priori probability, simultaneously.
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Gama, F. S.; Gomes, M.; Nascimento, J. R.; Petrov, A. Yu.; da Silva, A. J.
2015-03-01
We explicitly calculate the one-loop Kählerian effective potential for the supersymmetric topologically massive gauge theory in four dimensions that involves two gauge superfields, the usual scalar one and the spinor one originally introduced by Siegel, coupled to a chiral scalar matter.
Covariant gauges without Gribov ambiguities in Yang-Mills theories
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Serreau, J.; Tissier, M.; Tresmontant, A.
2014-06-01
We propose a one-parameter family of nonlinear covariant gauges which can be formulated as an extremization procedure that may be amenable to lattice implementation. At high energies, where the Gribov ambiguities can be ignored, this reduces to the Curci-Ferrari-Delbourgo-Jarvis gauges. We further propose a continuum formulation in terms of a local action which is free of Gribov ambiguities and avoids the Neuberger zero problem of the standard Faddeev-Popov construction. This involves an averaging over Gribov copies with a nonuniform weight, which introduces a new gauge-fixing parameter. We show that the proposed gauge-fixed action is perturbatively renormalizable in four dimensions and we provide explicit expressions of the renormalization factors at one loop. We discuss the possible implications of the present proposal for the calculation of Yang-Mills correlators.
The energy-momentum tensor(s) in classical gauge theories
Blaschke, Daniel N.; Gieres, François; Schweda, Manfred
2016-07-12
We give an introduction to, and review of, the energy-momentum tensors in classical gauge field theories in Minkowski space, and to some extent also in curved space-time. For the canonical energy-momentum tensor of non-Abelian gauge fields and of matter fields coupled to such fields, we present a new and simple improvement procedure based on gauge invariance for constructing a gauge invariant, symmetric energy-momentum tensor. In conclusion, the relationship with the Einstein-Hilbert tensor following from the coupling to a gravitational field is also discussed.
The energy-momentum tensor(s) in classical gauge theories
Blaschke, Daniel N.; Gieres, François; Reboud, Méril; ...
2016-07-12
We give an introduction to, and review of, the energy-momentum tensors in classical gauge field theories in Minkowski space, and to some extent also in curved space-time. For the canonical energy-momentum tensor of non-Abelian gauge fields and of matter fields coupled to such fields, we present a new and simple improvement procedure based on gauge invariance for constructing a gauge invariant, symmetric energy-momentum tensor. In conclusion, the relationship with the Einstein-Hilbert tensor following from the coupling to a gravitational field is also discussed.
Electric-magnetic dualities in non-abelian and non-commutative gauge theories
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Ho, Jun-Kai; Ma, Chen-Te
2016-08-01
Electric-magnetic dualities are equivalence between strong and weak coupling constants. A standard example is the exchange of electric and magnetic fields in an abelian gauge theory. We show three methods to perform electric-magnetic dualities in the case of the non-commutative U (1) gauge theory. The first method is to use covariant field strengths to be the electric and magnetic fields. We find an invariant form of an equation of motion after performing the electric-magnetic duality. The second method is to use the Seiberg-Witten map to rewrite the non-commutative U (1) gauge theory in terms of abelian field strength. The third method is to use the large Neveu Schwarz-Neveu Schwarz (NS-NS) background limit (non-commutativity parameter only has one degree of freedom) to consider the non-commutative U (1) gauge theory or D3-brane. In this limit, we introduce or dualize a new one-form gauge potential to get a D3-brane in a large Ramond-Ramond (R-R) background via field redefinition. We also use perturbation to study the equivalence between two D3-brane theories. Comparison of these methods in the non-commutative U (1) gauge theory gives different physical implications. The comparison reflects the differences between the non-abelian and non-commutative gauge theories in the electric-magnetic dualities. For a complete study, we also extend our studies to the simplest abelian and non-abelian p-form gauge theories, and a non-commutative theory with the non-abelian structure.
Gauge invariant perturbation theory and non-critical string models of Yang-Mills theories
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Lugo, Adrián R.; Sturla, Mauricio B.
2010-04-01
We carry out a gauge invariant analysis of certain perturbations of D - 2-branes solutions of low energy string theories. We get generically a system of second order coupled differential equations, and show that only in very particular cases it is possible to reduce it to just one differential equation. Later, we apply it to a multi-parameter, generically singular family of constant dilaton solutions of non-critical string theories in D dimensions, a generalization of that recently found in arXiv:0709.0471 [hep-th]. According to arguments coming from the holographic gauge theory-gravity correspondence, and at least in some region of the parameters space, we obtain glue-ball spectra of Yang-Mills theories in diverse dimensions, putting special emphasis in the scalar metric perturbations not considered previously in the literature in the non critical setup. We compare our numerical results to those studied previously and to lattice results, finding qualitative and in some cases, tuning properly the parameters, quantitative agreement. These results seem to show some kind of universality of the models, as well as an irrelevance of the singular character of the solutions. We also develop the analysis for the T-dual, non trivial dilaton family of solutions, showing perfect agreement between them.
Probing the W-Z-Higgs sector of electroweak gauge theories at the superconducting super collider
Gunion, J.F.
1986-10-01
We review and summarize the procedures for exploring at the SSC the W-Z-Higgs sector of SU(2)/sub L/ x U(1) and extended gauge theory versions thereof, including supersymmetric and left-right symmetric models.
Duality and gauge invariance of non-commutative spacetime Podolsky electromagnetic theory
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Abreu, Everton M. C.; Fernandes, Rafael L.; Mendes, Albert C. R.; Neto, Jorge Ananias; Neves, Mario, Jr.
2017-01-01
The interest in higher derivative field theories has its origin mainly in their influence concerning the renormalization properties of physical models and to remove ultraviolet divergences. In this paper, we have introduced the non-commutative (NC) version of the Podolsky theory and we investigated the effect of the non-commutativity over its original gauge invariance property. We have demonstrated precisely that the non-commutativity spoiled the primary gauge invariance of the original action under this primary gauge transformation. After that we have used the Noether dualization technique to obtain a dual and gauge invariant action. We have demonstrated that through the introduction of a Stueckelberg field in this NC model, we can also recover the primary gauge invariance. In this way, we have accomplished a comparison between both methods.
Seiberg duality, quiver gauge theories, and Ihara’s zeta function
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Zhou, Da; Xiao, Yan; He, Yang-Hui
2015-07-01
We study Ihara’s zeta function for graphs in the context of quivers arising from gauge theories, especially under Seiberg duality transformations. The distribution of poles is studied as we proceed along the duality tree, in light of the weak and strong graph versions of the Riemann Hypothesis. As a by-product, we find a refined version of Ihara’s zeta function to be the generating function for the generic superpotential of the gauge theory.
Ward identities and gauge flow for M-theory in N =3 superspace
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Upadhyay, Sudhaker
2015-09-01
We derive the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) symmetry, Slavnov-Taylor identities, and Nielsen identities for the Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena theories in N =3 harmonic superspace. Further, the gauge dependence of one-particle irreducible amplitudes in this superconformal Chern-Simons theory is shown to be generated by a canonical flow with respect to the extended Slavnov-Taylor identity, induced by the extended BRST transformations (including the BRST transformations of the gauge parameters).
Finite-size scaling tests for SU(3) lattice gauge theory with color sextet fermions
DeGrand, Thomas
2009-12-01
The observed slow running of the gauge coupling in SU(3) lattice gauge theory with two flavors of color sextet fermions naturally suggests it is a theory with one relevant coupling, the fermion mass, and that at zero mass correlation functions decay algebraically. I perform a finite-size scaling study on simulation data at two values of the bare gauge coupling with this assumption and observe a common exponent for the scaling of the correlation length with the fermion mass, y{sub m}{approx}1.5. An analysis of the scaling of valence Dirac eigenvalues at one of these bare couplings produces a similar number.
Gravity-induced birefringence within the framework of Poincare gauge theory
Preuss, Oliver; Solanki, Sami K.; Haugan, Mark P.; Jordan, Stefan
2005-08-15
Gauge theories of gravity provide an elegant and promising extension of general relativity. In this paper we show that the Poincare gauge theory exhibits gravity-induced birefringence under the assumption of a specific gauge invariant nonminimal coupling between torsion and Maxwell's field. Furthermore we give for the first time an explicit expression for the induced phase shift between two orthogonal polarization modes within the Poincare framework. Since such a phase shift can lead to a depolarization of light emitted from an extended source this effect is, in principle, observable. We use white dwarf polarimetric data to constrain the essential coupling constant responsible for this effect.
Cold-atom quantum simulator for SU(2) Yang-Mills lattice gauge theory.
Zohar, Erez; Cirac, J Ignacio; Reznik, Benni
2013-03-22
Non-Abelian gauge theories play an important role in the standard model of particle physics, and unfold a partially unexplored world of exciting physical phenomena. In this Letter, we suggest a realization of a non-Abelian lattice gauge theory-SU(2) Yang-Mills in (1 + 1) dimensions, using ultracold atoms. Remarkably, and in contrast to previous proposals, in our model gauge invariance is a direct consequence of angular momentum conservation and thus is fundamental and robust. Our proposal may serve as well as a starting point for higher-dimensional realizations.
Chiral gauge theories and a dirac neutrino - Dark matter connection
Hernandez, Daniel
2016-06-21
It is proposed that all light fermionic degrees of freedom, including the Standard Model (SM) fermions and all possible light beyond-the-standard model fields, are chiral with respect to some spontaneously broken abelian gauge symmetry. A new gauge symmetry U(1){sub ν} is required if light fermionic new states are to exist. Anomaly cancellations mandate the existence of several new fields with nontrivial U(1){sub ν} charges. A general technique to write down chiral-fermions-only models that are at least anomaly-free under a U(1) gauge symmetry is described. A concrete example that provides a Dark Matter candidate and leads to parametrically small Dirac neutrino masses is further developed.
Confluent Heun functions in gauge theories on thick braneworlds
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Cunha, M. S.; Christiansen, H. R.
2011-10-01
We investigate the propagation modes of gauge fields in an infinite Randall-Sundrum scenario. In this model a sine-Gordon soliton represents our thick four-dimensional braneworld while an exponentially coupled scalar acts for the dilaton field. For the gauge-field motion we find a differential equation which can be transformed into a confluent Heun equation. By means of another change of variables we obtain a related Schrödinger equation with a family of symmetric rational (γ-ωz2)/(1-z2)2 potential functions. We discuss both results and present the infinite spectrum of analytical solutions for the gauge field. Finally, we assess the existence and the relative weights of Kaluza-Klein modes in the present setup.
Confluent Heun functions in gauge theories on thick braneworlds
Cunha, M. S.; Christiansen, H. R.
2011-10-15
We investigate the propagation modes of gauge fields in an infinite Randall-Sundrum scenario. In this model a sine-Gordon soliton represents our thick four-dimensional braneworld while an exponentially coupled scalar acts for the dilaton field. For the gauge-field motion we find a differential equation which can be transformed into a confluent Heun equation. By means of another change of variables we obtain a related Schroedinger equation with a family of symmetric rational ({gamma}-{omega}z{sup 2})/(1-z{sup 2}){sup 2} potential functions. We discuss both results and present the infinite spectrum of analytical solutions for the gauge field. Finally, we assess the existence and the relative weights of Kaluza-Klein modes in the present setup.
Renormalization In Quantum Gauge Theory Using Zeta-Function Method
Chiritoiu, Viorel; Zet, Gheorghe
2009-05-22
It is possible to consider space-time symmetries (for example Poincare or de Sitter) as purely inner symmetries. A formulation of the de Sitter symmetry as purely inner symmetry defined on a fixed Minkowski space-time is presented. We define the generators of the de Sitter group and write the equations of structure using a constant deformation parameter {lambda}. Local gauge transformations and corresponding covariant derivative depending on gauge fields are obtained. The method of generalized zeta-function is used to realize the renormalization. An effective integral of action is obtained and a comparison with other results is given.
Light-cone gauge superstring field theory in a linear dilaton background
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Ishibashi, Nobuyuki
2017-03-01
The Feynman amplitudes of light-cone gauge superstring field theory suffer from various divergences. In order to regularize them, we study the theory in a linear dilaton background Φ =-i Q X1 with the number of spacetime dimensions fixed. We show that the theory with the Feynman i ɛ (ɛ >0 ) and Q2>10 yields finite results.
Strings in Singular Space-Times and Their Universal Gauge Theory
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Chatzistavrakidis, Athanasios; Deser, Andreas; Jonke, Larisa; Strobl, Thomas
2017-08-01
We study the propagation of bosonic strings in singular target space-times. For describing this, we assume this target space to be the quotient of a smooth manifold $M$ by a singular foliation ${\\cal F}$ on it. Using the technical tool of a gauge theory, we propose a smooth functional for this scenario, such that the propagation is assured to lie in the singular target on-shell, i.e. only after taking into account the gauge invariant content of the theory. One of the main new aspects of our approach is that we do not limit ${\\cal F}$ to be generated by a group action. We will show that, whenever it exists, the above gauging is effectuated by a single geometrical and universal gauge theory, whose target space is the generalized tangent bundle $TM\\oplus T^*M$.
Gauge symmetry enhancing-breaking from a Double Field Theory perspective
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Aldazabal, G.; Andrés, E.; Mayo, Martín; Rosabal, J. A.
2017-07-01
Gauge symmetry enhancing, at specific points of the compactification space, is a distinguished feature of string theory. In this work we discuss the breaking of such symmetries with tools provided by Double Field Theory (DFT). As a main guiding example we discuss the bosonic string compactified on a circle where, at the self-dual radio the generic U(1) × U(1) gauge symmetry becomes enhanced to SU(2) × SU(2). We show that the enhancing-breaking of the gauge symmetry can be understood through a dependence of gauge structure constants (fluxes in DFT) on moduli. This dependence, in DFT description, is encoded in the generalized tangent frame of the double space. The explicit T-duality invariant formulation provided by DFT proves to be a helpful ingredient. The link with string theory results is discussed and generalizations to generic tori compactifications are addressed.
Gauge-invariant observables and marginal deformations in open string field theory
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Kudrna, Matěj; Masuda, Toru; Okawa, Yuji; Schnabl, Martin; Yoshida, Kenichiro
2013-01-01
The level-truncation analysis of open string field theory for a class of periodic marginal deformations indicates that a branch of solutions in Siegel gauge exists only for a finite range of values of the marginal field. The periodicity in the deformation parameter is thus obscure. We use the relation between gauge-invariant observables and the closed string tadpole on a disk conjectured by Ellwood to construct a map between the deformation parameter of the boundary conformal field theory and the parameter labeling classical solutions of open string field theory. We evaluate the gauge-invariant observables for the numerical solutions in Siegel gauge up to level 12 and find that our results qualitatively agree with the analysis by Sen using the energy-momentum tensor and are consistent with the picture that the finite range of the branch covers one fundamental domain of the periodic moduli space.
Gauge coupling unification and light exotica in string theory.
Raby, Stuart; Wingerter, Akin
2007-08-03
In this Letter we consider the consequences for the CERN Large Hadron Collider of light vectorlike exotica with fractional electric charge. It is shown that such states are found in orbifold constructions of the heterotic string. Moreover, these exotica are consistent with gauge coupling unification at one loop, even though they do not come in complete multiplets of SU(5).
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Anselmi, Damiano
2015-05-01
We prove the Adler-Bardeen theorem in a large class of general gauge theories, including nonrenormalizable ones. We assume that the gauge symmetries are general covariance, local Lorentz symmetry, and Abelian and non-Abelian Yang-Mills symmetries, and that the local functionals of vanishing ghost numbers satisfy a variant of the Kluberg-Stern-Zuber conjecture. We show that if the gauge anomalies are trivial at one loop, for every truncation of the theory there exists a subtraction scheme where they manifestly vanish to all orders, within the truncation. Outside the truncation the cancellation of gauge anomalies can be enforced by fine-tuning local counterterms. The framework of the proof is worked out by combining a recently formulated chiral dimensional regularization with a gauge invariant higher-derivative regularization. If the higher-derivative regularizing terms are placed well beyond the truncation, and the energy scale Λ associated with them is kept fixed, the theory is superrenormalizable and has the property that, once the gauge anomalies are canceled at one loop, they manifestly vanish from two loops onwards by simple power counting. When the Λ divergences are subtracted away and Λ is sent to infinity, the anomaly cancellation survives in a manifest form within the truncation and in a nonmanifest form outside. The standard model coupled to quantum gravity satisfies all the assumptions, so it is free of gauge anomalies to all orders.
Finding the effective Polyakov line action for SU(3) gauge theories at finite chemical potential
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Greensite, Jeff; Langfeld, Kurt
2014-07-01
Motivated by the sign problem, we calculate the effective Polyakov line action corresponding to certain SU(3) lattice gauge theories on a 163×6 lattice via the "relative weights" method introduced in our previous papers. The calculation is carried out at β =5.6, 5.7 for the pure gauge theory and at β=5.6 for the gauge field coupled to a relatively light scalar particle. In the latter example we determine the effective theory also at finite chemical potential and show how observables relevant to phase structure can be computed in the effective theory via mean field methods. In all cases a comparison of Polyakov line correlators in the effective theory and the underlying lattice gauge theory, computed numerically at zero chemical potential, shows accurate agreement down to correlator magnitudes of order 10-5. We also derive the effective Polyakov line action corresponding to a gauge theory with heavy quarks and large chemical potential and apply mean field methods to extract observables.
Elliptic genera of 2d (0,2) gauge theories from brane brick models
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Franco, Sebastian; Ghim, Dongwook; Lee, Sangmin; Seong, Rak-Kyeong
2017-06-01
U(1) gauge theory on a spatial lattice: duality, photons, and shadow states
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Weber, Axel
2013-05-01
We present a Hamiltonian approach to compact and noncompact (pure) U(1) gauge theory on a regular cubic spatial lattice in (2 + 1) and (3 + 1) dimensions. The diagonalization of the kinetic part of the Hamiltonian via Fourier transformation of the wave functionals induces an electromagnetic duality transformation. The dual variables are naturally associated with the dual lattice. The notation we borrow from algebraic topology suggests a straightforward generalization to irregular spatial lattices. We determine the states of the theory in the different representations in the strong- and weak-coupling limits, and compare the vacuum and the coherent states in the weak-coupling limit with the (shadow) states obtained some years ago by Varadarajan and Ashtekar and Lewandowski in an ultraviolet-regularized version of loop-quantized continuum U(1) gauge theory. Possible implications for the formulation of a nonperturbative renormalization group in loop-quantized theories and the description of confinement in non-abelian gauge theories are discussed.
Non-anticommutative chiral singlet deformation of N=(1,1) gauge theory
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Ferrara, S.; Ivanov, E.; Lechtenfeld, O.; Sokatchev, E.; Zupnik, B.
2005-01-01
We study the SO(4)×SU(2) invariant Q-deformation of Euclidean N=(1,1) gauge theories in the harmonic superspace formulation. This deformation preserves chirality and Grassmann harmonic analyticity but breaks N=(1,1) to N=(1,0) supersymmetry. The action of the deformed gauge theory is an integral over the chiral superspace, and only the purely chiral part of the covariant superfield strength contributes to it. We give the component form of the N=(1,0) supersymmetric action for the gauge groups U(1) and U(n>1). In the U(1) and U(2) cases, we find the explicit nonlinear field redefinition (Seiberg-Witten map) relating the deformed N=(1,1) gauge multiplet to the undeformed one. This map exists in the general U(n) case as well, and we use this fact to argue that the deformed U(n) gauge theory can be nonlinearly reduced to a theory with the gauge group SU(n).
Introduction to gauge theories of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions
Quigg, C.
1980-07-01
The plan of these notes is as follows. Chapter 1 is devoted to a brief evocative review of current beliefs and prejudices that form the context for the discussion to follow. The idea of Gauge Invariance is introduced in Chapter 2, and the connection between conservation laws and symmetries of the Lagrangian is recalled. Non-Abelian gauge field theories are constructed in Chapter 3, by analogy with the familiar case of electromagnetism. The Yang-Mills theory based upon isospin symmetry is constructed explicitly, and the generalization is made to other gauge groups. Chapter 4 is concerned with spontaneous symmetry breaking and the phenomena that occur in the presence or absence of local gauge symmetries. The existence of massless scalar fields (Goldstone particles) and their metamorphosis by means of the Higgs mechanism are illustrated by simple examples. The Weinberg-Salam model is presented in Chapter 5, and a brief resume of applications to experiment is given. Quantum Chromodynamics, the gauge theory of colored quarks and gluons, is developed in Chapter 6. Asymptotic freedom is derived schematically, and a few simple applications of perturbative QCD ae exhibited. Details of the conjectured confinement mechanism are omitted. The strategy of grand unified theories of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions is laid out in Chapter 7. Some properties and consequences of the minimal unifying group SU(5) are presented, and the gauge hierarchy problem is introduced in passing. The final chapter contains an essay on the current outlook: aspirations, unanswered questions, and bold scenarios.
Comments on Worldsheet Theories Dual to Free Large N Gauge Theories
Aharony, Ofer; David, Justin R.; Gopakumar, Rajesh; Komargodski, Zohar; Razamat, Shlomo S.; /Technion
2007-03-21
We continue to investigate properties of the worldsheet conformal field theories (CFTs) which are conjectured to be dual to free large N gauge theories, using the mapping of Feynman diagrams to the worldsheet suggested in [1]. The modular invariance of these CFTs is shown to be built into the formalism. We show that correlation functions in these CFTs which are localized on subspaces of the moduli space may be interpreted as delta-function distributions, and that this can be consistent with a local worldsheet description given some constraints on the operator product expansion coefficients. We illustrate these features by a detailed analysis of a specific four-point function diagram. To reliably compute this correlator we use a novel perturbation scheme which involves an expansion in the large dimension of some operators.
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Du, Yi-Jian; Teng, Fei; Wu, Yong-Shi
2016-09-01
In this paper we extend our techniques, developed in a previous paper [1] for direct evaluation of arbitrary n-point tree-level MHV amplitudes in 4d Yang-Mills and gravity theory using the Cachazo-He-Yuan (CHY) formalism, to the 4d Einstein-Yang-Mills (EYM) theory. Any single-trace color-ordered n-point tree-level MHV amplitude in EYM theory, obtained by a direct evaluation of the CHY formula, is of an elegant factorized form of a Parke-Taylor factor and a Hodges determinant, much simpler and more compact than the existing formulas in the literature. We prove that our new expression is equivalent to the conjectured Selivanov-Bern-De Freitas-Wong (SBDW) formula, with the help of a new theorem showing that the SBDW generating function has a graph theory interpretation. Together with ref. [1], we provide strong analytic evidence for hidden simplicity in quantum field theory.
Dynamical gauge-Higgs unification in the electroweak theory
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Hosotani, Yutaka; Noda, Shusaku; Takenaga, Kazunori
2005-02-01
SU(2 doublet Higgs fields are unified with gauge fields in the U(3×U(3 model of Antoniadis, Benakli and Quirós' on the orbifold M×(T/Z). The effective potential for the Higgs fields (the Wilson line phases) is evaluated. The electroweak symmetry is dynamically broken to U(1 by the Hosotani mechanism. There appear light Higgs particles. There is a phase transition as the moduli parameter of the complex structure of T is varied.
Gauge invariances of higher derivative Maxwell-Chern-Simons field theory: A new Hamiltonian approach
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Mukherjee, Pradip; Paul, Biswajit
2012-02-01
A new method of abstracting the independent gauge invariances of higher derivative systems, recently introduced in [R. Banerjee, P. Mukherjee, and B. Paul, J. High Energy Phys.JHEPFG1029-8479 08 (2011) 085.10.1007/JHEP08(2011)085], has been applied to higher derivative field theories. This has been discussed taking the extended Maxwell-Chern-Simons model as an example. A new Hamiltonian analysis of the model is provided. This Hamiltonian analysis has been used to construct the independent gauge generator. An exact mapping between the Hamiltonian gauge transformations and the U(1) symmetries of the action has been established.
Non-Abelian SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theories in Superconducting Circuits.
Mezzacapo, A; Rico, E; Sabín, C; Egusquiza, I L; Lamata, L; Solano, E
2015-12-11
We propose a digital quantum simulator of non-Abelian pure-gauge models with a superconducting circuit setup. Within the framework of quantum link models, we build a minimal instance of a pure SU(2) gauge theory, using triangular plaquettes involving geometric frustration. This realization is the least demanding, in terms of quantum simulation resources, of a non-Abelian gauge dynamics. We present two superconducting architectures that can host the quantum simulation, estimating the requirements needed to run possible experiments. The proposal establishes a path to the experimental simulation of non-Abelian physics with solid-state quantum platforms.
String-motivated one-loop amplitudes in gauge theories with half-maximal supersymmetry
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Berg, Marcus; Buchberger, Igor; Schlotterer, Oliver
2017-07-01
We compute one-loop amplitudes in six-dimensional Yang-Mills theory with half-maximal supersymmetry from first principles: imposing gauge invariance and locality on an ansatz made from string-theory inspired kinematic building blocks yields unique expressions for the 3- and 4-point amplitudes. We check that the results are reproduced in the field-theory limit α ' → 0 of string amplitudes in K3 orbifolds, using simplifications made in a companion string-theory paper [1].
Real-time dynamics of lattice gauge theories with a few-qubit quantum computer
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Martinez, Esteban A.; Muschik, Christine A.; Schindler, Philipp; Nigg, Daniel; Erhard, Alexander; Heyl, Markus; Hauke, Philipp; Dalmonte, Marcello; Monz, Thomas; Zoller, Peter; Blatt, Rainer
2016-06-01
Gauge theories are fundamental to our understanding of interactions between the elementary constituents of matter as mediated by gauge bosons. However, computing the real-time dynamics in gauge theories is a notorious challenge for classical computational methods. This has recently stimulated theoretical effort, using Feynman’s idea of a quantum simulator, to devise schemes for simulating such theories on engineered quantum-mechanical devices, with the difficulty that gauge invariance and the associated local conservation laws (Gauss laws) need to be implemented. Here we report the experimental demonstration of a digital quantum simulation of a lattice gauge theory, by realizing (1 + 1)-dimensional quantum electrodynamics (the Schwinger model) on a few-qubit trapped-ion quantum computer. We are interested in the real-time evolution of the Schwinger mechanism, describing the instability of the bare vacuum due to quantum fluctuations, which manifests itself in the spontaneous creation of electron-positron pairs. To make efficient use of our quantum resources, we map the original problem to a spin model by eliminating the gauge fields in favour of exotic long-range interactions, which can be directly and efficiently implemented on an ion trap architecture. We explore the Schwinger mechanism of particle-antiparticle generation by monitoring the mass production and the vacuum persistence amplitude. Moreover, we track the real-time evolution of entanglement in the system, which illustrates how particle creation and entanglement generation are directly related. Our work represents a first step towards quantum simulation of high-energy theories using atomic physics experiments—the long-term intention is to extend this approach to real-time quantum simulations of non-Abelian lattice gauge theories.
Real-time dynamics of lattice gauge theories with a few-qubit quantum computer.
Martinez, Esteban A; Muschik, Christine A; Schindler, Philipp; Nigg, Daniel; Erhard, Alexander; Heyl, Markus; Hauke, Philipp; Dalmonte, Marcello; Monz, Thomas; Zoller, Peter; Blatt, Rainer
2016-06-23
Gauge theories are fundamental to our understanding of interactions between the elementary constituents of matter as mediated by gauge bosons. However, computing the real-time dynamics in gauge theories is a notorious challenge for classical computational methods. This has recently stimulated theoretical effort, using Feynman's idea of a quantum simulator, to devise schemes for simulating such theories on engineered quantum-mechanical devices, with the difficulty that gauge invariance and the associated local conservation laws (Gauss laws) need to be implemented. Here we report the experimental demonstration of a digital quantum simulation of a lattice gauge theory, by realizing (1 + 1)-dimensional quantum electrodynamics (the Schwinger model) on a few-qubit trapped-ion quantum computer. We are interested in the real-time evolution of the Schwinger mechanism, describing the instability of the bare vacuum due to quantum fluctuations, which manifests itself in the spontaneous creation of electron-positron pairs. To make efficient use of our quantum resources, we map the original problem to a spin model by eliminating the gauge fields in favour of exotic long-range interactions, which can be directly and efficiently implemented on an ion trap architecture. We explore the Schwinger mechanism of particle-antiparticle generation by monitoring the mass production and the vacuum persistence amplitude. Moreover, we track the real-time evolution of entanglement in the system, which illustrates how particle creation and entanglement generation are directly related. Our work represents a first step towards quantum simulation of high-energy theories using atomic physics experiments-the long-term intention is to extend this approach to real-time quantum simulations of non-Abelian lattice gauge theories.
Predicting the singlet vector channel in a partially broken gauge-Higgs theory
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Maas, A.; Törek, P.
2017-01-01
We study a toy version of a grand-unified theory on the lattice: An S U (3 ) gauge theory, which experiences a Brout-Englert-Higgs effect due to a single Higgs field in the fundamental representation. This yields a perturbative breaking pattern S U (3 )→S U (2 ). We investigate the singlet vector channel, finding a nondegenerate and massive ground state. This is in contradistinction to the perturbative prediction of three massless and five massive vector states, even though the correlation functions of the gauge bosons exhibit a weak-coupling behavior, being almost tree-level-like. However, a combination of perturbation theory with the Fröhlich-Morchio-Strocchi mechanism, and thus passing to gauge-invariant perturbation theory, allows one to predict the physical spectrum in this channel.
Group-theoretic relations for amplitudes in gauge theories with orthogonal and symplectic groups
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Huang, Jia-Hui
2017-01-01
It is important to find nontrivial constraint relations for color-ordered amplitudes in gauge theories. In the past several years, a pure group-theoretic iterative method has been proposed for deriving linear constraints on color-ordered amplitudes in S U (N ) gauge theories. In this paper, we use the same method to derive linear constraints on four-point gluon amplitudes in S O (N ) and S p (2 N ) gauge theories. These constraints are derived up to four-loop order. It is found that there are n =1 , 6, 10, 13, 16 constraint relations at L =0 , 1, 2, 3, 4 loop orders in both S O (N ) and S p (2 N ) cases. Correspondingly, there are 2,3,5,8, and 11 independent four-point color-ordered amplitudes at L =0 , 1, 2, 3, 4 loop orders in both theories.
Canonical quantization of four- and five-dimensional U(1) gauge theories
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Shnerb, N.; Horwitz, L. P.
1993-12-01
We discuss the canonical quantization of an interacting massless U(1) gauge field using a bosonic gauge-fixing method. We present a way to make the transformation between the Lorentz and the Coulomb gauge of such theories, without using an explicit representation of the fields in terms of creation-annihilation operators. We demonstrate this method in the case of Maxwell photons interacting with Schrödinger electrons and then we treat, with the same methods, a system of higher-dimensional equations appearing in the framework of a manifestly covariant relativistic quantum theory. The nonrelativistic limit of the Coulomb term for such a theory is discussed and compared to the Fokker action appearing in the Wheeler-Feynman action-at-a-distance theory for electromagnetic interactions.
Operator counting and eigenvalue distributions for 3D supersymmetric gauge theories
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Gulotta, Daniel R.; Herzog, Christopher P.; Pufu, Silviu S.
2011-11-01
We give further support for our conjecture relating eigenvalue distributions of the Kapustin-Willett-Yaakov matrix model in the large N limit to numbers of operators in the chiral ring of the corresponding supersymmetric three-dimensional gauge theory. We show that the relation holds for non-critical R-charges and for examples with mathcal{N} = {2} instead of mathcal{N} = {3} supersymmetry where the bifundamental matter fields are nonchiral. We prove that, for non-critical R-charges, the conjecture is equivalent to a relation between the free energy of the gauge theory on a three sphere and the volume of a Sasaki manifold that is part of the moduli space of the gauge theory. We also investigate the consequences of our conjecture for chiral theories where the matrix model is not well understood.
Heavy quark free energy in QCD and in gauge theories with gravity duals
Noronha, Jorge
2010-09-15
Recent lattice results in pure glue SU(3) theory at high temperatures have shown that the expectation value of the renormalized Polyakov loop approaches its asymptotic limit at high temperatures from above. We show that this implies that the 'heavy quark free energy' obtained from the renormalized loop computed on the lattice does not behave like a true thermodynamic free energy. While this should be expected to occur in asymptotically free gauge theories such as QCD, we use the gauge/string duality to show that in a large class of strongly coupled gauge theories with nontrivial UV fixed points the Polyakov loop reaches its asymptotic value from above only if the dimension of the relevant operator used to deform the conformal field theory is greater than or equal to 3.
Perturbative quantization of Yang-Mills theory with classical double as gauge algebra
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Ruiz Ruiz, F.
2016-02-01
Perturbative quantization of Yang-Mills theory with a gauge algebra given by the classical double of a semisimple Lie algebra is considered. The classical double of a real Lie algebra is a nonsemisimple real Lie algebra that admits a nonpositive definite invariant metric, the indefiniteness of the metric suggesting an apparent lack of unitarity. It is shown that the theory is UV divergent at one loop and that there are no radiative corrections at higher loops. One-loop UV divergences are removed through renormalization of the coupling constant, thus introducing a renormalization scale. The terms in the classical action that would spoil unitarity are proved to be cohomologically trivial with respect to the Slavnov-Taylor operator that controls gauge invariance for the quantum theory. Hence they do not contribute gauge invariant radiative corrections to the quantum effective action and the theory is unitary.
Gravity as a double copy of gauge theory: from amplitudes to black holes
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Monteiro, Ricardo; O'Connell, Donal; White, Chris D.
2015-05-01
We discuss the relation between perturbative gauge theory and perturbative gravity, and look at how this relation extends to some exact classical solutions. First, we give an overview of the double copy prescription that takes gauge theory amplitudes into gravity amplitudes, which has been crucial to progress in perturbative studies of supergravity. Then, we review how the self-dual sectors provide an important insight into the relation between the theories. A key role is played by a kinematic algebraic structure mirroring the color structure. Finally, we review how these ideas extend to some exact classical solutions, namely black holes and plane waves.
Gauge theory of fermions on R X S{sup 3} spacetime
Dariescu, M.A.; Dariescu, C.; Gottlieb, I.
1995-06-01
A Lorentz-invariant gauge theory for massive fermions on R X S{sup 3} spacetime is built up. Using the symmetry of S{sup 3}, the authors obtain Dirac-type equations and derive the expression of the fermionic propagator. Finally, starting from the SU(N) gauge-invariant Lagrangian, they obtain the set of Dirac-Yang-Mills equations on R X S{sup 3} spacetime, pointing out major differences from the Minkowskian case.
Analytic approach to phase transitions and observables in Abelian gauge theories
Di Bartolo, C.; Gambini, R.; Trias, A.
1989-05-15
The Hamiltonian formulation of the /ital Z/(2) gauge theory at spatial dimension 2 is analyzed in gauge-invariant geometric terms by working in the loop-labeled basis of the /ital C/ representation. A consistent behavior of physical quantities near the critical point and a reasonable estimation of the transition point and the critical exponents are obtained by using a set of variables that improves the collective description proposed in previous related work.
Local existence of N=1 supersymmetric gauge theory in four Dimensions
Akbar, Fiki T.; Gunara, Bobby E.; Zen, Freddy P.; Triyanta
2015-04-16
In this paper, we shall prove the local existence of N=1 supersymmetry gauge theory in 4 dimension. We start from the Lagrangian for coupling chiral and vector multiplets with constant gauge kinetic function and only considering a bosonic part by setting all fermionic field to be zero at level equation of motion. We consider a U(n) model as isometry for scalar field internal geometry. And we use a nonlinear semigroup method to prove the local existence.
Generalized plane waves in Poincaré gauge theory of gravity
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Blagojević, Milutin; Cvetković, Branislav; Obukhov, Yuri N.
2017-09-01
A family of exact vacuum solutions, representing generalized plane waves propagating on the (anti-)de Sitter background, is constructed in the framework of Poincaré gauge theory. The wave dynamics is defined by the general Lagrangian that includes all parity even and parity odd invariants up to the second order in the gauge field strength. The structure of the solution shows that the wave metric significantly depends on the spacetime torsion.
A class of Hermitian generalized Jordan triple systems and Chern-Simons gauge theory
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Kamiya, Noriaki; Sato, Matsuo
2014-09-01
We find a class of Hermitian generalized Jordan triple systems (HGJTSs) and Hermitian (ɛ, δ)-Freudenthal-Kantor triple systems (HFKTSs). We apply one of the most simple HGJTSs which we find to a field theory and obtain a typical u(N) Chern-Simons gauge theory with a fundamental matter.
Beyond gauge theory: positivity and causal localization in the presence of vector mesons
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Schroer, Bert
2016-07-01
The Hilbert space formulation of interacting s=1 vector-potentials stands is an interesting contrast with the point-local Krein space setting of gauge theory. Already in the absence of interactions the Wilson loop in a Hilbert space setting has a topological property which is missing in the gauge-theoretic description (Haag duality, Aharonov-Bohm effect); the conceptual differences increase in the presence of interactions. The Hilbert space positivity weakens the causal localization properties of interacting fields, which results in the replacement of the gauge-variant point-local matter fields in Krein space by string-local physical fields in Hilbert space. The gauge invariance of the perturbative S-matrix corresponds to its independence of the space-like string direction of its interpolating fields. In contrast to gauge theory, whose direct physical range is limited to a gauge-invariant perturbative S-matrix and local observables, its Hilbert space string-local counterpart is a full-fledged quantum field theory (QFT). The new setting reveals that the Lie structure of self-coupled vector mesons results from perturbative implementation of the causal localization principles of QFT.
Ω-deformation of B-twisted gauge theories and the 3d-3d correspondence
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Luo, Yuan; Tan, Meng-Chwan; Yagi, Junya; Zhao, Qin
2015-02-01
We study Ω-deformation of B-twisted gauge theories in two dimensions. As an application, we construct an Ω-deformed, topologically twisted five-dimensional maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on the product of a Riemann surface Σ and a three-manifold M, and show that when Σ is a disk, this theory is equivalent to analytically continued Chern-Simons theory on M. Based on these results, we establish a correspondence between three-dimensional = 2 superconformal theories and analytically continued Chern-Simons theory. Furthermore, we argue that there is a mirror symmetry between Ω-deformed two-dimensional theories.
Three-dimensional gauge theory in Dirac formalism
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Kamimura, Kiyoshi
1986-08-01
The Hagen model [C. R. Hagen, Ann. Phys. (NY) 157, 342 (1984); Phys. Rev. D 31, 331 (1985)] is studied using the method of constrained Hamiltonian formalism developed by Dirac [P. A. M. Dirac, Can. J. Math. 2, 129 (1950); Lectures on Quantum Mechanics (Yeshiva U. P., New York, 1964)]. The results recently obtained by Burnel and Van Der Rest-Jaspers [A. Burnel and M. Van Der Rest-Jaspers, J. Math. Phys. 26, 3155 (1985)] are reexamined and modified. There appear two second-class constraints and their choice is not crucial. The equivalence of different gauges is proved without referring to the current conservation law.
4D scattering amplitudes and asymptotic symmetries from 2D CFT
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Cheung, Clifford; de la Fuente, Anton; Sundrum, Raman
2017-01-01
We reformulate the scattering amplitudes of 4D flat space gauge theory and gravity in the language of a 2D CFT on the celestial sphere. The resulting CFT structure exhibits an OPE constructed from 4D collinear singularities, as well as infinite-dimensional Kac-Moody and Virasoro algebras encoding the asymptotic symmetries of 4D flat space. We derive these results by recasting 4D dynamics in terms of a convenient foliation of flat space into 3D Euclidean AdS and Lorentzian dS geometries. Tree-level scattering amplitudes take the form of Witten diagrams for a continuum of (A)dS modes, which are in turn equivalent to CFT correlators via the (A)dS/CFT dictionary. The Ward identities for the 2D conserved currents are dual to 4D soft theorems, while the bulk-boundary propagators of massless (A)dS modes are superpositions of the leading and subleading Weinberg soft factors of gauge theory and gravity. In general, the massless (A)dS modes are 3D Chern-Simons gauge fields describing the soft, single helicity sectors of 4D gauge theory and gravity. Consistent with the topological nature of Chern-Simons theory, Aharonov-Bohm effects record the "tracks" of hard particles in the soft radiation, leading to a simple characterization of gauge and gravitational memories. Soft particle exchanges between hard processes define the Kac-Moody level and Virasoro central charge, which are thereby related to the 4D gauge coupling and gravitational strength in units of an infrared cutoff. Finally, we discuss a toy model for black hole horizons via a restriction to the Rindler region.
4D scattering amplitudes and asymptotic symmetries from 2D CFT
Cheung, Clifford; de la Fuente, Anton; Sundrum, Raman
2017-01-25
We reformulate the scattering amplitudes of 4D at space gauge theory and gravity in the language of a 2D CFT on the celestial sphere. The resulting CFT structure exhibits an OPE constructed from 4D collinear singularities, as well as infinite-dimensional Kac-Moody and Virasoro algebras encoding the asymptotic symmetries of 4D at space. We derive these results by recasting 4D dynamics in terms of a convenient foliation of flat space into 3D Euclidean AdS and Lorentzian dS geometries. Tree-level scattering amplitudes take the form of Witten diagrams for a continuum of (A)dS modes, which are in turn equivalent to CFT correlatorsmore » via the (A)dS/CFT dictionary. The Ward identities for the 2D conserved currents are dual to 4D soft theorems, while the bulk-boundary propagators of massless (A)dS modes are superpositions of the leading and subleading Weinberg soft factors of gauge theory and gravity. In general, the massless (A)dS modes are 3D Chern-Simons gauge fields describing the soft, single helicity sectors of 4D gauge theory and gravity. Consistent with the topological nature of Chern-Simons theory, Aharonov-Bohm effects record the \\tracks" of hard particles in the soft radiation, leading to a simple characterization of gauge and gravitational memories. Soft particle exchanges between hard processes define the Kac-Moody level and Virasoro central charge, which are thereby related to the 4D gauge coupling and gravitational strength in units of an infrared cutoff. Lastly, we discuss a toy model for black hole horizons via a restriction to the Rindler region.« less
Gauge formulation of gravitation theories. I. The Poincaré, de Sitter, and conformal cases
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Ivanov, E. A.; Niederle, J.
1982-02-01
The gauge formulations of various gravitation theories are discussed. They are based on the approach in which we have the group Diff R4 acting on xμ and in which we attach to every xμ a tangent space with the group of action H. Group H does not act on xμ and plays the role of an internal (global) symmetry group in the standard Yang-Mills theory. The matter fields in the theory transform according to representations of H and are assumed to be scalars of Diff R4. The full invariance group of the Lagrangian is then of the form Hloc⊗Diff R4. Here Hloc is a local gauge group obtained from H exactly as in the Yang-Mills theory. The approach has two characteristic features: (i) The group Hloc must be spontaneously broken in order to exclude redundant gauge fields (the Lorentz connections) from the theory in a way covariant with respect to the gauge transformations. (ii) To different H there correspond different gravitational theories, all invariant under Diff R4 but differing in backgrounds. Thus if H is isomorphic to the Poincaré group the corresponding gauge theory turns out to be equivalent to the usual Einstein or Einstein-Cartan theory of gravity in the Minkowski space as a background. The other choices for H considered in the paper are the de Sitter groups and the conformal group. They yield the Einstein theory with a negative (or positive) cosmological term in the corresponding de Sitter space and the Weyl or Cartan-Weyl theory (depending on realization of the conformal group), respectively.
Gauge formulation of gravitation theories. I. The Poincare, de Sitter, and conformal cases
Ivanov, E.A.; Niederle, J.
1982-02-15
The gauge formulations of various gravitation theories are discussed. They are based on the approach in which we have the group Diff R/sup 4/ acting on x/sup ..mu../ and in which we attach to every x/sup ..mu../ a tangent space with the group of action H. Group H does not act on x/sup ..mu../ and plays the role of an internal (global) symmetry group in the standard Yang-Mills theory. The matter fields in the theory transform according to representations of H and are assumed to be scalars of Diff R/sup 4/. The full invariance group of the Lagrangian is then of the form H/sup loc/xDiff R/sup 4/. Here H/sup loc/ is a local gauge group obtained from H exactly as in the Yang-Mills theory. The approach has two characteristic features: (i) The group H/sup loc/ must be spontaneously broken in order to exclude redundant gauge fields (the Lorentz connections) from the theory in a way covariant with respect to the gauge transformations. (ii) To different H there correspond different gravitational theories, all invariant under Diff R/sup 4/ but differing in backgrounds. Thus if H is isomorphic to the Poincare group the corresponding gauge theory turns out to be equivalent to the usual Einstein or Einstein-Cartan theory of gravity in the Minkowski space as a background. The other choices for H considered in the paper are the de Sitter groups and the conformal group. They yield the Einstein theory with a negative (or positive) cosmological term in the corresponding de Sitter space and the Weyl or Cartan-Weyl theory (depending on realization of the conformal group), respectively.
Chaos, scaling and existence of a continuum limit in classical non-Abelian lattice gauge theory
Nielsen, H.B.; Rugh, H.H.; Rugh, S.E.
1996-12-31
We discuss space-time chaos and scaling properties for classical non-Abelian gauge fields discretized on a spatial lattice. We emphasize that there is a {open_quote}no go{close_quotes} for simulating the original continuum classical gauge fields over a long time span since there is a never ending dynamical cascading towards the ultraviolet. We note that the temporal chaotic properties of the original continuum gauge fields and the lattice gauge system have entirely different scaling properties thereby emphasizing that they are entirely different dynamical systems which have only very little in common. Considered as a statistical system in its own right the lattice gauge system in a situation where it has reached equilibrium comes closest to what could be termed a {open_quotes}continuum limit{close_quotes} in the limit of very small energies (weak non-linearities). We discuss the lattice system both in the limit for small energies and in the limit of high energies where we show that there is a saturation of the temporal chaos as a pure lattice artifact. Our discussion focuses not only on the temporal correlations but to a large extent also on the spatial correlations in the lattice system. We argue that various conclusions of physics have been based on monitoring the non-Abelian lattice system in regimes where the fields are correlated over few lattice units only. This is further evidenced by comparison with results for Abelian lattice gauge theory. How the real time simulations of the classical lattice gauge theory may reach contact with the real time evolution of (semi-classical aspects of) the quantum gauge theory (e.g. Q.C.D.) is left an important question to be further examined.
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Huang, Changyu; Huang, Yong-Chang; Zhou, Bao-Hua
2015-09-01
We investigate the inner structure of a general S U (2 ) [naturally including S O (3 )] symmetry system—the fermion-gauge field interaction system—and achieve naturally a set of gauge-invariant spin and orbital angular momentum operators of fermion and gauge fields by Noether's theorem in general field theory. Some new relations concerning non-Abelian field strengths are discovered, e.g., the covariant transverse condition, covariant parallel condition (i.e., non-Abelian divergence, non-Abelian curl), and simplified S U (2 ) Coulomb theorem. And we show that the condition that Chen et al. obtained to construct their gauge-invariant angular momentum operators is a result of some fundamental equations in the general field theory. The results obtained in this paper present a new perspective for looking at the overall structure of the gauge field, and provide a new viewpoint to the final resolution of the nucleon spin crisis in the general field theory. Especially, the achieved theory in this paper can calculate the strong interactions with isospin symmetry and solves the serious problem without gauge-invariant angular momenta in strong interaction systems with isospin symmetry, and then the achieved predictions in the calculations can be exactly measured by particle physics experiments due to their gauge invariant properties.
Entanglement entropy for pure gauge theories in 1+1 dimensions using the lattice regularization
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Aoki, Sinya; Itou, Etsuko; Nagata, Keitaro
2016-12-01
We study the entanglement entropy (EE) for pure gauge theories in 1+1 dimensions with the lattice regularization. Using the definition of the EE for lattice gauge theories proposed in a previous paper,1 we calculate the EE for arbitrary pure as well as mixed states in terms of eigenstates of the transfer matrix in (1+1)-dimensional lattice gauge theory. We find that the EE of an arbitrary pure state does not depend on the lattice spacing, thus giving the EE in the continuum limit, and show that the EE for an arbitrary pure state is independent of the real (Minkowski) time evolution. We also explicitly demonstrate the dependence of EE on the gauge fixing at the boundaries between two subspaces, which was pointed out for general cases in the paper. In addition, we calculate the EE at zero as well as finite temperature by the replica method, and show that our result in the continuum limit corresponds to the result obtained before in the continuum theory, with a specific value of the counterterm, which is otherwise arbitrary in the continuum calculation. We confirm the gauge dependence of the EE also for the replica method.
All-order results for infrared and collinear singularities in massless gauge theories
Dixon, Lance J.; Gardi, Einan; Magnea, Lorenzo; /CERN
2010-05-26
We review recent results concerning the all-order structure of infrared and collinear divergences in massless gauge theory amplitudes. While the exponentiation of these divergences for nonabelian gauge theories has been understood for a long time, in the past couple of years we have begun to unravel the all-order structure of the anomalous dimensions that build up the perturbative exponent. In the large-N{sub c} limit, all infrared and collinear divergences are determined by just three functions; one of them, the cusp anomalous dimension, plays a key role also for non-planar contributions. Indeed, all infrared and collinear divergences of massless gauge theory amplitudes with any number of hard partonsmay be captured by a surprisingly simple expression constructed as a sum over color dipoles. Potential corrections to this expression, correlating four or more hard partons at three loops or beyond, are tightly constrained and are currently under study.
Gravity Amplitudes as Generalized Double Copies of Gauge-Theory Amplitudes
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Bern, Zvi; Carrasco, John Joseph; Chen, Wei-Ming; Johansson, Henrik; Roiban, Radu
2017-05-01
Whenever the integrand of a gauge-theory loop amplitude can be arranged into a form where the Bern-Carrasco-Johansson duality between color and kinematics is manifest, a corresponding gravity integrand can be obtained simply via the double-copy procedure. However, finding such gauge-theory representations can be challenging, especially at high loop orders. Here, we show that we can, instead, start from generic gauge-theory integrands, where the duality is not manifest, and apply a modified double-copy procedure to obtain gravity integrands that include contact terms generated by violations of dual Jacobi identities. We illustrate this with three-, four- and five-loop examples in N =8 supergravity.
Gravity Amplitudes as Generalized Double Copies of Gauge-Theory Amplitudes.
Bern, Zvi; Carrasco, John Joseph; Chen, Wei-Ming; Johansson, Henrik; Roiban, Radu
2017-05-05
Whenever the integrand of a gauge-theory loop amplitude can be arranged into a form where the Bern-Carrasco-Johansson duality between color and kinematics is manifest, a corresponding gravity integrand can be obtained simply via the double-copy procedure. However, finding such gauge-theory representations can be challenging, especially at high loop orders. Here, we show that we can, instead, start from generic gauge-theory integrands, where the duality is not manifest, and apply a modified double-copy procedure to obtain gravity integrands that include contact terms generated by violations of dual Jacobi identities. We illustrate this with three-, four- and five-loop examples in N=8 supergravity.
The ADHM-like constructions for instantons on CP2 and three-dimensional gauge theories
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Mekareeya, Noppadol; Rodríguez-Gómez, Diego
2015-02-01
We study the moduli spaces of self-dual instantons on CP2 in a simple group G. When G is a classical group, these instanton solutions can be realized using ADHM-like constructions which can be naturally embedded into certain three-dimensional quiver gauge theories with four supercharges. The topological data for such instanton bundles and their relations to the quiver gauge theories are described. Based on such gauge theory constructions, we compute the Hilbert series of the moduli spaces of instantons that correspond to various configurations. The results turn out to be equal to the Hilbert series of their counterparts on C2 upon an appropriate mapping. We check the former against the Hilbert series derived from the blowup formula for the Hirzebruch surface F1 and find an agreement. The connection between the moduli spaces of instantons on such two spaces is explained in detail.
A homogeneous and isotropic universe in Lorentz gauge theory of gravity
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Borzou, Ahmad; Mirza, Behrouz
2017-07-01
Lorentz gauge theory of gravity was recently introduced. We study the homogeneous and isotropic universe of this theory. It is shown that some time after the matter in the universe is diluted enough, at z ∼ 0.6 , the decelerating expansion shifts spontaneously to an accelerating one without a dark energy. We discuss that Lorentz gauge theory puts no constraint on the total energy content of the universe at present time and therefore the magnitude of vacuum energy predicted by field theory is not contradictory anymore. It is demonstrated that in this theory the limit on the number of relativistic particles in the universe is much looser than in GR. An inflationary mechanism is discussed as well. We show that the theory, unlike GR, does not require the slow-roll or similar conditions to drive the inflation at the beginning of the universe.
Perturbations of matter fields in the second-order gauge-invariant cosmological perturbation theory
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Nakamura, Kouji
2009-12-01
To show that the general framework of the second-order gauge-invariant perturbation theory developed by K. Nakamura [Prog. Theor. Phys. 110, 723 (2003)PTPKAV0033-068X10.1143/PTP.110.723; Prog. Theor. Phys. 113, 481 (2005)PTPKAV0033-068X10.1143/PTP.113.481] is applicable to a wide class of cosmological situations, some formulas for the perturbations of the matter fields are summarized within the framework of the second-order gauge-invariant cosmological perturbation theory in a four-dimensional homogeneous isotropic universe, which is developed in Prog. Theor. Phys. 117, 17 (2007)PTPKAV0033-068X10.1143/PTP.117.17. We derive the formulas for the perturbations of the energy-momentum tensors and equations of motion for a perfect fluid, an imperfect fluid, and a single scalar field, and show that all equations are derived in terms of gauge-invariant variables without any gauge fixing. Through these formulas, we may say that the decomposition formulas for the perturbations of any tensor field into gauge-invariant and gauge-variant parts, which are proposed in the above papers, are universal.
Running couplings in equivariantly gauge-fixed SU(N) Yang-Mills theories
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Golterman, Maarten; Shamir, Yigal
2006-01-01
In equivariantly gauge-fixed SU(N) Yang-Mills theories, the gauge symmetry is only partially fixed, leaving a subgroup H⊂SU(N) unfixed. Such theories avoid Neuberger’s nogo theorem if the subgroup H contains at least the Cartan subgroup U(1)N-1, and they are thus nonperturbatively well defined if regulated on a finite lattice. We calculate the one-loop beta function for the coupling gtilde 2=ξg2, where g is the gauge coupling and ξ is the gauge parameter, for a class of subgroups including the cases that H=U(1)N-1 or H=SU(M)×SU(N-M)×U(1). The coupling gtilde represents the strength of the interaction of the gauge degrees of freedom associated with the coset SU(N)/H. We find that gtilde , like g, is asymptotically free. We solve the renormalization-group equations for the running of the couplings g and gtilde , and find that dimensional transmutation takes place also for the coupling gtilde , generating an infrared scale Λ˜ which can be larger than or equal to the scale Λ associated with the gauge coupling g, but not smaller. We speculate on the possible implications of these results.
Optimization of pressure gauge locations for water distribution systems using entropy theory.
Yoo, Do Guen; Chang, Dong Eil; Jun, Hwandon; Kim, Joong Hoon
2012-12-01
It is essential to select the optimal pressure gauge location for effective management and maintenance of water distribution systems. This study proposes an objective and quantified standard for selecting the optimal pressure gauge location by defining the pressure change at other nodes as a result of demand change at a specific node using entropy theory. Two cases are considered in terms of demand change: that in which demand at all nodes shows peak load by using a peak factor and that comprising the demand change of the normal distribution whose average is the base demand. The actual pressure change pattern is determined by using the emitter function of EPANET to reflect the pressure that changes practically at each node. The optimal pressure gauge location is determined by prioritizing the node that processes the largest amount of information it gives to (giving entropy) and receives from (receiving entropy) the whole system according to the entropy standard. The suggested model is applied to one virtual and one real pipe network, and the optimal pressure gauge location combination is calculated by implementing the sensitivity analysis based on the study results. These analysis results support the following two conclusions. Firstly, the installation priority of the pressure gauge in water distribution networks can be determined with a more objective standard through the entropy theory. Secondly, the model can be used as an efficient decision-making guide for gauge installation in water distribution systems.
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Buyens, Boye; Montangero, Simone; Haegeman, Jutho; Verstraete, Frank; Van Acoleyen, Karel
2017-05-01
It has been established that matrix product states can be used to compute the ground state and single-particle excitations and their properties of lattice gauge theories at the continuum limit. However, by construction, in this formalism the Hilbert space of the gauge fields is truncated to a finite number of irreducible representations of the gauge group. We investigate quantitatively the influence of the truncation of the infinite number of representations in the Schwinger model, one-flavor QED2 , with a uniform electric background field. We compute the two-site reduced density matrix of the ground state and the weight of each of the representations. We find that this weight decays exponentially with the quadratic Casimir invariant of the representation which justifies the approach of truncating the Hilbert space of the gauge fields. Finally, we compute the single-particle spectrum of the model as a function of the electric background field.
Grand unified theories with dimension-5 interactions: Gauge unification and intermediate scales
Chakrabortty, Joydeep; Raychaudhuri, Amitava
2010-03-01
Dimension-5 corrections to the gauge kinetic term of grand unified theories may capture effects of quantum gravity or string compactification. Such operators modify the usual gauge coupling unification prediction in a calculable manner. Here we examine SU(5), SO(10), and E(6) grand unified theories in the light of all such permitted operators and calculate the impact on the intermediate scales and the unification program. We show that in many cases at least one intermediate scale can be lowered to even 1-10 TeV, where a neutral Z{sup '} and possibly other states are expected.
Thermodynamics of a field theory with an infrared fixed point from gauge/gravity duality
Alanen, J.; Kajantie, K.
2010-02-15
We use gauge/gravity duality to study the thermodynamics of a field theory with asymptotic freedom in the ultraviolet and a fixed point in the infrared. We find a high temperature quark-gluon phase and a low T conformal unparticle phase. The phase transition between the phases is of first order or continuous, depending on the ratio of the radii of asymptotic anti-de Sitter spaces at T=0 and T={infinity}. This is a prediction from a model of gauge/gravity duality, not yet verified on the field theory side.
Gradient flow and energy-momentum tensor in lattice gauge theory
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Kitazawa, Masakiyo; Asakawa, Masayuki; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Iritani, Takumi; Itou, Etsuko; Suzuki, Hiroshi
2014-09-01
Defining the energy-momentum tensor (EMT) in lattice gauge theory is a nontrivial problem, because of the explicit breaking of the Poincare invariance in lattice regularization. Recently, on the basis of the Yang-Mills gradient flow a construction of the EMT on the lattice is proposed. We apply this EMT to the analysis of the bulk thermodynamics of the SU(3) gauge theory. It is shown that the energy density and pressure measured by taking the thermal expectation values of the EMT well agree with the previous results. Applications to the measurement of correlation functions will also be discussed.
Casimir effect on the lattice: U(1) gauge theory in two spatial dimensions
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Chernodub, M. N.; Goy, V. A.; Molochkov, A. V.
2016-11-01
We propose a general numerical method to study the Casimir effect in lattice gauge theories. We illustrate the method by calculating the energy density of zero-point fluctuations around two parallel wires of finite static permittivity in Abelian gauge theory in two spatial dimensions. We discuss various subtle issues related to the lattice formulation of the problem and show how they can successfully be resolved. Finally, we calculate the Casimir potential between the wires of a fixed permittivity, extrapolate our results to the limit of ideally conducting wires and demonstrate excellent agreement with a known theoretical result.
Hamiltonian Approach to Yang-Mills Theory in Coulomb Gauge--Revisited
Reinhardt, Hugo; Campagnari, Davide R.; Leder, Markus; Burgio, Giuseppe; Quandt, Markus; Pawlowski, Jan M.; Weber, Axel
2011-05-24
I briefly review results obtained within the variational Hamiltonian approach to Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge and confront them with recent lattice data. The variational approach is extended to non-Gaussian wave functionals including three- and four-gluon kernels in the exponential of the vacuum wave functional and used to calculate the three-gluon vertex. A new functional renormalization group flow equation for Hamiltonian Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge is solved for the gluon and ghost propagator under the assumption of ghost dominance. The results are compared to those obtained in the variational approach.
Aharonov-Bohm order parameters for non-Abelian gauge theories
Lo, H.
1995-12-15
The Aharonov-Bohm effect has been invoked to probe the phase structure of a gauge theory. Yet in the case of non-Abelian gauge theories, it proves difficult to formulate a general procedure that unambiguously specifies the realization of the gauge symmetry, e.g., the unbroken subgroup. In this paper we propose a set of order parameters that will do the job. We articulate the fact that any useful Aharonov-Bohm experiment necessarily proceeds in two stages: calibration and measurement. World sheets of virtual cosmic string loops can wrap around test charges, thus changing their states relative to other charges in the universe. Consequently, repeated flux measurements with test charges will not necessarily agree. This was the main stumbling block to previous attempts to construct order parameters for non-Abelian gauge theories. In those works, the particles that one uses for calibration and subsequent measurement are stored in {ital separate} ``boxes.`` By storing all test particles in the {ital same} ``box`` we show how quantum fluctuations can be overcome. The importance of gauge fixing is also emphasized. {copyright} 1995 The American Physical Society.
Quantum simulations of lattice gauge theories using ultracold atoms in optical lattices.
Zohar, Erez; Cirac, J Ignacio; Reznik, Benni
2016-01-01
Can high-energy physics be simulated by low-energy, non-relativistic, many-body systems such as ultracold atoms? Such ultracold atomic systems lack the type of symmetries and dynamical properties of high energy physics models: in particular, they manifest neither local gauge invariance nor Lorentz invariance, which are crucial properties of the quantum field theories which are the building blocks of the standard model of elementary particles. However, it turns out, surprisingly, that there are ways to configure an atomic system to manifest both local gauge invariance and Lorentz invariance. In particular, local gauge invariance can arise either as an effective low-energy symmetry, or as an exact symmetry, following from the conservation laws in atomic interactions. Hence, one could hope that such quantum simulators may lead to a new type of (table-top) experiments which will be used to study various QCD (quantum chromodynamics) phenomena, such as the confinement of dynamical quarks, phase transitions and other effects, which are inaccessible using the currently known computational methods. In this report, we review the Hamiltonian formulation of lattice gauge theories, and then describe our recent progress in constructing the quantum simulation of Abelian and non-Abelian lattice gauge theories in 1 + 1 and 2 + 1 dimensions using ultracold atoms in optical lattices.
Large N phase transitions in massive N = 2 gauge theories
Russo, J. G.
2014-07-23
Using exact results obtained from localization on S{sup 4}, we explore the large N limit of N = 2 super Yang-Mills theories with massive matter multiplets. In this talk we discuss two cases: N = 2* theory, describing a massive hypermultiplet in the adjoint representation, and super QCD with massive quarks. When the radius of the four-sphere is sent to infinity these theories are described by solvable matrix models, which exhibit a number of interesting phenomena including quantum phase transitions at finite 't Hooft coupling.
Light-cone analysis of ungauged and topologically gauged BLG theories
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Nilsson, Bengt E. W.
2009-09-01
We consider three-dimensional maximally superconformal Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson (BLG) theory and its topologically gauged version (constructed recently in Gran and Nilsson (2009 J. High Energy Phys. JHEP03(2009)074 (arXiv:0809.4478 [hep-th]))) in the light-cone gauge. After eliminating the entire Chern-Simons gauge field, the ungauged BLG light-cone theory looks more conventional and, apart from the order of the interaction terms, resembles \\mathcal N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory in four dimensions. The light-cone superspace version of the BLG theory is given at the quadratic order together with a suggested form for the quartic terms. Some problems with constructing the sixth-order interaction terms are also discussed. In the topologically gauged case, we analyze the field equations related to the three Chern-Simons-type terms of \\mathcal N=8 conformal supergravity and discuss some of the special features of this theory and its couplings to BLG.
Dual variables for lattice gauge theories and the phase structure of Z (N) systems
Ukawa, A.; Windey, P.; Guth, A.H.
1980-02-15
The 't Hooft disorder parameters are constructed within the framework of SU(N) lattice gauge theories in three or four dimensions. It is found that these operators arise naturally from a duality transformation which is similar to the standard transformation for Z (N) gauge theories. To illustrate the behavior of dual variables in a simpler context, we study the Villain form of the Z (N) gauge system in three and four dimensions. The techniques include duality, strong-coupling expansions, and the electrodynamic representation. In four dimensions it is found that for N>N/sub c/ approx. = 4, the system possesses at least three phases: a strong-coupling phase with electric confinement, a weak-coupling phase with magnetic confinement, and an intermediate phase which resembles QED, with a massless photon and no confinement. We also study an SU(N) -Higgs system, which interpolates between the Z (N) and SU(N) systems.
Gauge theories on A(dS) space and Killing vectors
Banerjee, Rabin Majhi, Bibhas Ranjan
2008-03-15
We provide a general technique for collectively analysing a manifestly covariant formulation of non-abelian gauge theories on both anti-de Sitter as well as de Sitter spaces. This is done by stereographically projecting the corresponding theories, defined on a flat Minkowski space, onto the surface of the A(dS) hyperboloid. The gauge and matter fields in the two descriptions are mapped by conformal Killing vectors and conformal Killing spinors, respectively. A bilinear map connecting the spinors with the vector is established. Different forms of gauge fixing conditions and their equivalence are discussed. The U(1) axial anomaly as well as the non-abelian covariant and consistent chiral anomalies on A(dS) space are obtained. Electric-magnetic duality is demonstrated. The zero curvature limit is shown to yield consistent findings.
Fermion production from real-time lattice gauge theory in the classical-statistical regime
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Kasper, V.; Hebenstreit, F.; Berges, J.
2014-07-01
We investigate the real-time dynamics of U(1) and SU(N) gauge theories coupled to fermions on a lattice. While real-time lattice gauge theory is not amenable to standard importance sampling techniques, for a large class of time-dependent problems the quantum dynamics can be accurately mapped onto a classical-statistical ensemble. We illustrate the genuine quantum contributions included in this description by giving a diagrammatic representation in a series expansion. The nonperturbative simulation method is then applied to electron-positron production in quantum electrodynamics in three spatial dimensions. We compare to analytic results for constant background field and demonstrate the importance of backreaction of the produced fermion pairs on the gauge fields.
Decorated tensor network renormalization for lattice gauge theories and spin foam models
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Dittrich, Bianca; Mizera, Sebastian; Steinhaus, Sebastian
2016-05-01
Tensor network techniques have proved to be powerful tools that can be employed to explore the large scale dynamics of lattice systems. Nonetheless, the redundancy of degrees of freedom in lattice gauge theories (and related models) poses a challenge for standard tensor network algorithms. We accommodate for such systems by introducing an additional structure decorating the tensor network. This allows to explicitly preserve the gauge symmetry of the system under coarse graining and straightforwardly interpret the fixed point tensors. We propose and test (for models with finite Abelian groups) a coarse graining algorithm for lattice gauge theories based on decorated tensor networks. We also point out that decorated tensor networks are applicable to other models as well, where they provide the advantage to give immediate access to certain expectation values and correlation functions.
The algebra of physical observables in non-linearly realized gauge theories
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Quadri, Andrea
2010-11-01
We classify the physical observables in spontaneously broken non-linearly realized gauge theories in the recently proposed loopwise expansion governed by the Weak Power-Counting (WPC) and the Local Functional Equation. The latter controls the non-trivial quantum deformation of the classical non-linearly realized gauge symmetry, to all orders in the loop expansion. The Batalin-Vilkovisky (BV) formalism is used. We show that the dependence of the vertex functional on the Goldstone fields is obtained via a canonical transformation w.r.t. the BV bracket associated with the BRST symmetry of the model. We also compare the WPC with strict power-counting renormalizability in linearly realized gauge theories. In the case of the electroweak group we find that the tree-level Weinberg relation still holds if power-counting renormalizability is weakened to the WPC condition.
Quantum simulation of the Abelian-Higgs lattice gauge theory with ultracold atoms
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González-Cuadra, Daniel; Zohar, Erez; Cirac, J. Ignacio
2017-06-01
We present a quantum simulation scheme for the Abelian-Higgs lattice gauge theory using ultracold bosonic atoms in optical lattices. The model contains both gauge and Higgs scalar fields, and exhibits interesting phases related to confinement and the Higgs mechanism. The model can be simulated by an atomic Hamiltonian, by first mapping the local gauge symmetry to an internal symmetry of the atomic system, the conservation of hyperfine angular momentum in atomic collisions. By including auxiliary bosons in the simulation, we show how the Abelian-Higgs Hamiltonian emerges effectively. We analyze the accuracy of our method in terms of different experimental parameters, as well as the effect of the finite number of bosons on the quantum simulator. Finally, we propose possible experiments for studying the ground state of the system in different regimes of the theory, and measuring interesting high energy physics phenomena in real time.
Zhang, Zhen-Lu; Huang, Yong-Chang
2014-03-15
Quantization theory gives rise to transverse phonons for the traditional Coulomb gauge condition and to scalar and longitudinal photons for the Lorentz gauge condition. We describe a new approach to quantize the general singular QED system by decomposing a general gauge potential into two orthogonal components in general field theory, which preserves scalar and longitudinal photons. Using these two orthogonal components, we obtain an expansion of the gauge-invariant Lagrangian density, from which we deduce the two orthogonal canonical momenta conjugate to the two components of the gauge potential. We then obtain the canonical Hamiltonian in the phase space and deduce the inherent constraints. In terms of the naturally deduced gauge condition, the quantization results are exactly consistent with those in the traditional Coulomb gauge condition and superior to those in the Lorentz gauge condition. Moreover, we find that all the nonvanishing quantum commutators are permanently gauge-invariant. A system can only be measured in physical experiments when it is gauge-invariant. The vanishing longitudinal vector potential means that the gauge invariance of the general QED system cannot be retained. This is similar to the nucleon spin crisis dilemma, which is an example of a physical quantity that cannot be exactly measured experimentally. However, the theory here solves this dilemma by keeping the gauge invariance of the general QED system. -- Highlights: •We decompose the general gauge potential into two orthogonal parts according to general field theory. •We identify a new approach for quantizing the general singular QED system. •The results obtained are superior to those for the Lorentz gauge condition. •The theory presented solves dilemmas such as the nucleon spin crisis.
A proposal of the gauge theory description of the small Schwarzschild black hole in AdS5 × S5
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Hanada, Masanori; Maltz, Jonathan
2017-02-01
Based on 4d N = 4 SYM on {R}^1× {S}^3 , a gauge theory description of a small black hole in AdS5×S5 is proposed. The change of the number of dynamical degrees of freedom associated with the emission of the scalar fields' eigenvalues plays a crucial role in this description. By analyzing the microcanonical ensemble, the Hagedorn behavior of long strings at low energy is obtained. Modulo an assumption based on the AdS/CFT duality for a large black hole, the energy of the small ten-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole E ˜ 1 /( G 10,N T 7) is derived. A heuristic gauge theory argument supporting this assumption is also given. The same argument applied to the ABJM theory correctly reproduces the relation for the eleven-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole. One of the consequences of our proposal is that the small and large black holes are very similar when seen from the gauge theory point of view.
Supercurrent anomalies in 4d SCFTs
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Papadimitriou, Ioannis
2017-07-01
We use holographic renormalization of minimal N=2 gauged supergravity in order to derive the general form of the quantum Ward identities for 3d N=2 and 4d N=1 superconformal theories on general curved backgrounds, including an arbitrary fermionic source for the supercurrent. The Ward identities for 4d N=1 theories contain both bosonic and fermionic global anomalies, which we determine explicitly up to quadratic order in the supercurrent source. The Ward identities we derive apply to any superconformal theory, independently of whether it admits a holographic dual, except for the specific values of the a and c anomaly coefficients, which are equal due to our starting point of a two-derivative bulk supergravity theory. We show that the fermionic anomalies lead to an anomalous transformation of the supercurrent under rigid supersymmetry on backgrounds admitting Killing spinors, even if all superconformal anomalies are numerically zero on such backgrounds. The anomalous transformation of the supercurrent under rigid supersymmetry leads to an obstruction to the Q-exactness of the stress tensor in supersymmetric vacua, and may have implications for the applicability of localization techniques. We use this obstruction to the Q-exactness of the stress tensor, together with the Ward identities, in order to determine the general form of the stress tensor and R-current one-point functions in supersymmetric vacua, which allows us to obtain general expressions for the supersymmetric Casimir charges and partition function.
Plasmon mass scale in classical nonequilibrium gauge theory
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Lappi, T.; Peuron, J.
2017-01-01
Classical lattice Yang-Mills calculations provide a good way to understand different nonequilibrium phenomena in nonperturbatively overoccupied systems. Above the Debye scale the classical theory can be matched smoothly to kinetic theory. The aim of this work is to study the limits of this quasiparticle picture by determining the plasmon mass in classical real-time Yang-Mills theory on a lattice in three spatial dimensions. We compare three methods to determine the plasmon mass: a hard thermal loop expression in terms of the particle distribution, an effective dispersion relation constructed from fields and their time derivatives, and the measurement of oscillations between electric and magnetic field modes after artificially introducing a homogeneous color electric field. We find that a version of the dispersion relation that uses electric fields and their time derivatives agrees with the other methods within 50%.
Gauge theory generalization of the fermion doubling theorem.
Kravec, S M; McGreevy, John
2013-10-18
It is possible to characterize certain states of matter by properties of their edge states. This implies a notion of "surface-only models": models which can only be regularized at the edge of a higher-dimensional system. After incorporating the fermion-doubling results of Nielsen and Ninomiya into this framework, we employ this idea to identify new obstructions to symmetry-preserving regulators of quantum field theory. We focus on an example which forbids regulated models of Maxwell theory with manifest electromagnetic duality symmetry.
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Decker, K. M.; Jayewardena, C.; Rehmann, R.
We describe the library lgtlib, and lgttool, the corresponding development environment for Monte Carlo simulations of lattice gauge theory on multiprocessor vector computers with shared memory. We explain why distributed memory parallel processor (DMPP) architectures are particularly appealing for compute-intensive scientific applications, and introduce the design of a general application and program development environment system for scientific applications on DMPP architectures.
Gottlieb, Steven Arthur; DeTar, Carleton; Tousaint, Doug
2014-07-24
This is the closeout report for the Indiana University portion of the National Computational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory project supported by the United States Department of Energy under the SciDAC program. It includes information about activities at Indian University, the University of Arizona, and the University of Utah, as those three universities coordinated their activities.
Hamiltonian Dyson-Schwinger and FRG Flow Equations of Yang-Mills Theory in Coulomb Gauge
Reinhardt, Hugo; Leder, Markus; Pawlowski, Jan M.; Weber, Axel
2011-05-23
A new functional renormalization group equation for Hamiltonian Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge is presented and solved for the static gluon and ghost propagators under the assumption of ghost dominance. The results are compared to those obtained in the variational approach.
Atoms and molecules in intense laser fields: gauge invariance of theory and models
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Bandrauk, A. D.; Fillion-Gourdeau, F.; Lorin, E.
2013-08-01
Gauge invariance was discovered in the development of classical electromagnetism and was required when the latter was formulated in terms of the scalar and vector potentials. It is now considered to be a fundamental principle of nature, stating that different forms of these potentials yield the same physical description: they describe the same electromagnetic field as long as they are related to each other by gauge transformations. Gauge invariance can also be included into the quantum description of matter interacting with an electromagnetic field by assuming that the wavefunction transforms under a given local unitary transformation. The result of this procedure is a quantum theory describing the coupling of electrons, nuclei and photons. Therefore, it is a very important concept: it is used in almost every field of physics and it has been generalized to describe electroweak and strong interactions in the standard model of particles. A review of quantum mechanical gauge invariance and general unitary transformations is presented for atoms and molecules in interaction with intense short laser pulses, spanning the perturbative to highly nonlinear non-perturbative interaction regimes. Various unitary transformations for a single spinless particle time-dependent Schrödinger equation (TDSE) are shown to correspond to different time-dependent Hamiltonians and wavefunctions. Accuracy of approximation methods involved in solutions of TDSEs such as perturbation theory and popular numerical methods depend on gauge or representation choices which can be more convenient due to faster convergence criteria. We focus on three main representations: length and velocity gauges, in addition to the acceleration form which is not a gauge, to describe perturbative and non-perturbative radiative interactions. Numerical schemes for solving TDSEs in different representations are also discussed. A final brief discussion of these issues for the relativistic time-dependent Dirac equation
Cheng, Lan; Xiao, Yunlong; Liu, Wenjian
2009-12-28
It is recognized only recently that the incorporation of the magnetic balance condition is absolutely essential for four-component relativistic theories of magnetic properties. Another important issue to be handled is the so-called gauge problem in calculations of, e.g., molecular magnetic shielding tensors with finite bases. It is shown here that the magnetic balance can be adapted to distributed gauge origins, leading to, e.g., magnetically balanced gauge-including atomic orbitals (MB-GIAOs) in which each magnetically balanced atomic orbital has its own local gauge origin placed on its center. Such a MB-GIAO scheme can be combined with any level of theory for electron correlation. The first implementation is done here at the coupled-perturbed Dirac-Kohn-Sham level. The calculated molecular magnetic shielding tensors are not only independent of the choice of gauge origin but also converge rapidly to the basis set limit. Close inspections reveal that (zeroth order) negative energy states are only important for the expansion of first order electronic core orbitals. Their contributions to the paramagnetism are therefore transferable from atoms to molecule and are essentially canceled out for chemical shifts. This allows for simplifications of the coupled-perturbed equations.
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He, Huan; Zheng, Yunqin; von Keyserlingk, Curt
2017-01-01
Dijkgraaf-Witten (DW) theories are of recent interest to the condensed matter community, in part because they represent topological phases of matter, but also because they characterize the response theory of certain symmetry protected topological (SPT) phases. However, as yet there has not been a comprehensive treatment of the spectra of these models in the field theoretic setting even for Abelian gauge groups, the goal of this work is to fill the gap in the literature, especially for a selection of DW models with Abelian gauge groups but non-Abelian topological order. Particularly, we focus on the appearance of non-Abelian statistics in type-III twisted DW theories with Abelian gauge groups Z2⊗3. There are only 22 distinguishable line operators, and their fusion rules and correlation functions are calculated. The flux insertion operators have quantum dimension 2, which clearly demonstrates the non-Abelian topological order of type-III twisted DW theories.
One-loop tests of supersymmetric gauge theories on spheres
Minahan, Joseph A.; Naseer, Usman
2017-07-14
Here, we show that a recently conjectured form for perturbative supersymmetric partition functions on spheres of general dimension d is consistent with the at space limit of 6-dimensional N = 1 super Yang-Mills. We also show that the partition functions for N = 1 8- and 9-dimensional theories are consistent with their known at space limits.
Modular and duality properties of surface operators in N={2}^{\\star } gauge theories
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Ashok, S. K.; Billò, M.; Dell'Aquila, E.; Frau, M.; John, R. R.; Lerda, A.
2017-07-01
We calculate the instanton partition function of the four-dimensional N={2}^{\\star } SU( N) gauge theory in the presence of a generic surface operator, using equivariant localization. By analyzing the constraints that arise from S-duality, we show that the effective twisted superpotential, which governs the infrared dynamics of the two-dimensional theory on the surface operator, satisfies a modular anomaly equation. Exploiting the localization results, we solve this equation in terms of elliptic and quasi-modular forms which resum all non-perturbative corrections. We also show that our results, derived for monodromy defects in the four-dimensional theory, match the effective twisted superpotential describing the infrared properties of certain two-dimensional sigma models coupled either to pure N=2 or to N={2}^{\\star } gauge theories.
Infrared Renormalons versus Operator Product Expansions in Supersymmetric and Related Gauge Theories
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Dunne, Gerald V.; Shifman, M.; Ünsal, Mithat
2015-05-01
We use the connection between infrared (IR) renormalons and condensates in the operator product expansion for correlation functions to make predictions concerning the structure of singularities in the Borel plane for the perturbative series in quantum field theories with different levels of supersymmetry. The same conspiracy can be used for establishing the absence of condensates or IR renormalons in gauge theories with an IR conformal regime or gauge theories in the Higgs phase. The absence of the renormalon-induced factorial divergence implies that instanton contributions (where present) must be well defined. We show that the conventional bubble-chain method for detecting renormalon-induced factorial divergences in these theories is not sufficient.
Polyakov line actions from SU(3) lattice gauge theory with dynamical fermions via relative weights
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Höllwieser, Roman; Greensite, Jeff
2017-03-01
We extract an effective Polyakov line action from an underlying SU(3) lattice gauge theory with dynamical fermions via the relative weights method. The centersymmetry breaking terms in the effective theory are fit to a form suggested by effective action of heavy-dense quarks, and the effective action is solved at finite chemical potential by a mean field approach. We show results for a small sample of lattice couplings, lattice actions, and lattice extensions in the time direction. We find in some instances that the long-range couplings in the effective action are very important to the phase structure, and that these couplings are responsible for long-lived metastable states in the effective theory. Only one of these states corresponds to the underlying lattice gauge theory.
Multiloop amplitudes of light-cone gauge NSR string field theory in noncritical dimensions
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Ishibashi, Nobuyuki; Murakami, Koichi
2017-01-01
Feynman amplitudes of light-cone gauge superstring field theory are ill-defined because of various divergences. In a previous paper, one of the authors showed that taking the worldsheet theory to be the one in a linear dilaton background Φ = - iQX 1 with Feynman iɛ ( ɛ > 0) and Q 2 > 10 yields finite amplitudes. In this paper, we apply this worldsheet theory to dimensional regularization of the light-cone gauge NSR superstring field theory. We concentrate on the amplitudes for even spin structure with external lines in the (NS,NS) sector. We show that the multiloop amplitudes are indeed regularized in our scheme and that they coincide with the results in the first-quantized formalism through the analytic continuation Q → 0.
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Trigiante, Mario
2017-03-01
We give a general review of extended supergravities and their gauging using the duality-covariant embedding tensor formalism. Although the focus is on four-dimensional theories, an overview of the gauging procedure and the related tensor hierarchy in the higher-dimensional models is given. The relation of gauged supergravities to flux compactifications is discussed and examples are worked out in detail.
An exact solution of the metric-affine gauge theory with dilation, shear, and spin charges
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Obukhov, Yu. N.; Vlachynsky, E. J.; Esser, W.; Tresguerres, R.; Hehl, F. W.
1996-02-01
The spacetime of the metric-affine gauge theory of gravity (MAG) encompasses nonmetricityQαβ and torsionTα as post-Riemannian structures. The sources of MAG are the conserved currents of energy-momentum and dilation ⊕ shear ⊕ spin. We present an exact static spherically symmetric vacuum solution of the theory describing the exterior of a lump of matter carrying mass and dilation ⊕ shear ⊕ spin charges.
Conformal window of SU(N) gauge theories with fermions in higher dimensional representations
Dietrich, Dennis D.; Sannino, Francesco
2007-04-15
We study the phase diagram as a function of the number of colors and flavors of asymptotically free nonsupersymmetric theories with matter in higher-dimensional representations of arbitrary SU(N) gauge groups. Since matter in higher-dimensional representations screens more than in the fundamental a general feature is that a lower number of flavors is needed to achieve a near-conformal theory.
Digital Quantum Simulation of Z2 Lattice Gauge Theories with Dynamical Fermionic Matter
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Zohar, Erez; Farace, Alessandro; Reznik, Benni; Cirac, J. Ignacio
2017-02-01
We propose a scheme for digital quantum simulation of lattice gauge theories with dynamical fermions. Using a layered optical lattice with ancilla atoms that can move and interact with the other atoms (simulating the physical degrees of freedom), we obtain a stroboscopic dynamics which yields the four-body plaquette interactions, arising in models with (2 +1 ) and higher dimensions, without the use of perturbation theory. As an example we show how to simulate a Z2 model in (2 +1 ) dimensions.
Direct evidence for a Coulombic phase in monopole-suppressed SU(2) lattice gauge theory
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Grady, Michael
2013-11-01
Further evidence is presented for the existence of a non-confining phase at weak coupling in SU(2) lattice gauge theory. Using Monte Carlo simulations with the standard Wilson action, gauge-invariant SO(3)-Z2 monopoles, which are strong-coupling lattice artifacts, have been seen to undergo a percolation transition exactly at the phase transition previously seen using Coulomb gauge methods, with an infinite lattice critical point near β=3.2. The theory with both Z2 vortices and monopoles and SO(3)-Z2 monopoles eliminated is simulated in the strong-coupling (β=0) limit on lattices up to 604. Here, as in the high-β phase of the Wilson-action theory, finite size scaling shows it spontaneously breaks the remnant symmetry left over after Coulomb gauge fixing. Such a symmetry breaking precludes the potential from having a linear term. The monopole restriction appears to prevent the transition to a confining phase at any β. Direct measurement of the instantaneous Coulomb potential shows a Coulombic form with moderately running coupling possibly approaching an infrared fixed point of α˜1.4. The Coulomb potential is measured to 50 lattice spacings and 2 fm. A short-distance fit to the 2-loop perturbative potential is used to set the scale. High precision at such long distances is made possible through the use of open boundary conditions, which was previously found to cut random and systematic errors of the Coulomb gauge fixing procedure dramatically. The Coulomb potential agrees with the gauge-invariant interquark potential measured with smeared Wilson loops on periodic lattices as far as the latter can be practically measured with similar statistics data.
N >= 4 Supergravity Amplitudes from Gauge Theory at One Loop
Bern, Z.; Boucher-Veronneau, C.; Johansson, H.; /Saclay
2011-08-19
We expose simple and practical relations between the integrated four- and five-point one-loop amplitudes of N {ge} 4 supergravity and the corresponding (super-)Yang-Mills amplitudes. The link between the amplitudes is simply understood using the recently uncovered duality between color and kinematics that leads to a double-copy structure for gravity. These examples provide additional direct confirmations of the duality and double-copy properties at loop level for a sample of different theories.
Notes on SUSY gauge theories on three-sphere
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Hama, Naofumi; Hosomichi, Kazuo; Lee, Sungjay
2011-03-01
We extend theformulaforpartitionfunctions of mathcal{N}=2 superconformalgauge theories on S 3 obtained recently by Kapustin, Willett and Yaakov, to incorporate matter fields with arbitrary R-charge assignments. We use the result to check that the self-mirror property of mathcal{N}=4 SQED with two electron hypermultiplets is preserved under a certain mass deformation which breaks the supersymmetry to mathcal{N}=2.
BCJ relations from a new symmetry of gauge-theory amplitudes
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Brown, Robert W.; Naculich, Stephen G.
2016-10-01
We introduce a new set of symmetries obeyed by tree-level gauge-theory amplitudes involving at least one gluon. The symmetry acts as a momentum-dependent shift on the color factors of the amplitude. Using the radiation vertex expansion, we prove the invariance under this color-factor shift of the n-gluon amplitude, as well as amplitudes involving massless or massive particles in an arbitrary representation of the gauge group with spin zero, one-half, or one. The Bern-Carrasco-Johansson relations are a direct consequence of this symmetry.
Revisiting observables in generally covariant theories in the light of gauge fixing methods
Pons, J. M.; Salisbury, D. C.; Sundermeyer, K. A.
2009-10-15
We derive for generally covariant theories the generic dependency of observables on the original fields, corresponding to coordinate-dependent gauge fixings. This gauge choice is equivalent to a choice of intrinsically defined coordinates accomplished with the aid of spacetime scalar fields. With our approach we make full contact with, and give a new perspective to, the 'evolving constants of motion' program. We are able to directly derive generic properties of observables, especially their dynamics and their Poisson algebra in terms of Dirac brackets, extending earlier results in the literature. We also give a new interpretation of the observables as limits of canonical maps.
Spontaneously broken topological SL(5,R) gauge theory with standard gravity emerging
Mielke, Eckehard W.
2011-02-15
A completely metric-free sl(5,R) gauge framework is developed in four dimensions. After spontaneous symmetry breaking of the corresponding topological BF scheme, Einstein spaces with a tiny cosmological constant emerge, similarly as in (anti-)de Sitter gauge theories of gravity. The induced {Lambda} is related to the scale of the symmetry breaking. A ''background'' metric surfaces from a Higgs-like mechanism. The finiteness of such a topological scheme converts into asymptotic safeness after quantization of the spontaneously broken model.
Gauge equivalence of Tachyon solutions in the cubic Neveu—Schwarz string field theory
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Aref'eva, I. Ya.; Gorbachev, R. V.
2010-11-01
We construct a simple analytic solution of the cubic Neveu—Schwarz (NS) string field theory including the GSO(-) sector. This solution is analogous to the Erler—Schnabl solution in the bosonic case and to the solution in the pure GSO(+) case previously proposed by one of us. We construct exact gauge transformations of the new solution to other known solutions for the NS string tachyon condensation. This gauge equivalence manifestly supports the previous observation that the Erler solution for the pure GSO(+) sector and our solution containing both the GSO(+) and the GSO(-) sectors have the same value of the action density.
Near the sill of the conformal window: Gauge theories with fermions in two-index representations
DeGrand, Thomas; Shamir, Yigal; Svetitsky, Benjamin
2013-09-16
We apply Schroedinger functional methods to two gauge theories with fermions in two-index representations: the SU(3) theory with Nf=2 adjoint fermions, and the SU(4) theory with Nf=6 fermions in the two-index antisymmetric representation. Each theory is believed to lie near the bottom of the conformal window for its respective representation. In the SU(3) theory we find a small beta function in strong coupling but we cannot confirm or rule out an infrared fixed point. In the SU(4) theory we find a hint of walking - a beta function that approaches the axis and then turns away from it. In both theories the mass anomalous dimension remains small even at the strongest couplings, much like the theories with fermions in the two-index symmetric representation investigated earlier.
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Carlisle, James E.; Johnson, Clifford V.
2003-07-01
We report on our results of D3-brane probing a large class of generalised type~IIB supergravity solutions presented very recently in the literature. The structure of the solutions is controlled by a single non-linear differential equation. These solutions correspond to renormalisation group flows from pure supersymmetric gauge theory to an gauge theory with a massive adjoint scalar. The gauge group is with large. After presenting the general result, we focus on one of the new solutions, solving for the specific coordinates needed to display the explicit metric on the moduli space. We obtain an appropriately holomorphic result for the coupling. We look for the singular locus, and interestingly, the final result again manifests itself in terms of a square root branch cut on the complex plane, as previously found for a set of solutions for which the details are very different. This, together with the existence of the single simple non-linear differential equation, is further evidence in support of an earlier suggestion that there is a very simple model --- perhaps a matrix model with relation to the Calogero-Moser integrable system --- underlying this gauge theory physics.
Supersymmetric gauge theories on a squashed four-sphere
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Nosaka, Tomoki; Terashima, Seiji
2013-12-01
We define a squashed four-sphere by a dimensional reduction of a twisted S 4 × S 1, and construct explicitly a supersymmetric Yang-Mills action on it. The action includes a non-trivial dilaton factor and a theta term with a non-constant theta. The partition function of this theory is calculated using the localization technique. The resulting partition function can be written in the form consistent with the AGT relation due to the non-constant theta term. The parameter b which characterizes the partition function in this form is not restricted to be real for the squashed four-sphere.
Topological susceptibility in the SU(3) gauge theory
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Del Debbio, Luigi
2006-01-01
We compute the topological susceptibility for the SU(3) Yang-Mills theory by employing the expression of the topological charge density operator suggested by Neuberger's fermions. In the continuum limit we find r04χ = 0.059(3), which corresponds to χ = (191 ± 5 MeV)4 if FK is used to set the scale. Our result supports the Witten-Veneziano explanation for the large mass of the η'. Comments on the large-volume distribution of the topological charge are presented.
Phase Transition in Gauge Theories, Monopoles and the Multiple Point Principle
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Das, C. R.; Laperashvili, L. V.
This review is devoted to the Multiple Point Principle (MPP), according to which several vacuum states with the same energy density exist in Nature. The MPP is implemented to the Standard Model (SM), Family replicated gauge group model (FRGGM) and phase transitions in gauge theories with/without monopoles. Using renormalization group equations for the SM, the effective potential in the two-loop approximation is investigated, and the existence of its postulated second minimum at the fundamental scale is confirmed. Phase transitions in the lattice gauge theories are reviewed. The lattice results for critical coupling constants are compared with those of the Higgs monopole model, in which the lattice artifact monopoles are replaced by the point-like Higgs scalar particles with magnetic charge. Considering our (3+1)-dimensional space-time as, in some way, discrete or imagining it as a lattice with a parameter a = λP, where λP is the Planck length, we have investigated the additional contributions of monopoles to the β-functions of renormalization group equations for running fine structure constants αi(μ) (i = 1, 2, 3 correspond to the U(1), SU(2) and SU(3) gauge groups of the SM) in the FRGGM extended beyond the SM at high energies. It is shown that monopoles have Nfam times smaller magnetic charge in the FRGGM than in the SM (Nfam is a number of families in the FRGGM). We have estimated also the enlargement of a number of fermions in the FRGGM leading to the suppression of the asymptotic freedom in the non-Abelian theory. We have reviewed that, in contrast to the case of the Anti-grand-unified-theory (AGUT), there exists a possibility of unification of all gauge interactions (including gravity) near the Planck scale due to monopoles. The possibility of the [SU(5)]3 or [SO(10)]3 unification at the GUT-scale ~1018 GeV is briefly considered.
Non-perturbative BRST quantization of Euclidean Yang-Mills theories in Curci-Ferrari gauges
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Pereira, A. D.; Sobreiro, R. F.; Sorella, S. P.
2016-10-01
In this paper we address the issue of the non-perturbative quantization of Euclidean Yang-Mills theories in the Curci-Ferrari gauge. In particular, we construct a refined Gribov-Zwanziger action for this gauge, which takes into account the presence of gauge copies as well as the dynamical formation of dimension-two condensates. This action enjoys a non-perturbative BRST symmetry recently proposed in Capri et al. (Phys. Rev. D 92(4), 045039. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.045039 arXiv:1506.06995 [hep-th], 2015). Finally, we pay attention to the gluon propagator in different space-time dimensions.
General quantum-mechanical setting for field-antifield formalism as a hyper-gauge theory
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Batalin, Igor A.; Lavrov, Peter M.
2016-09-01
A general quantum-mechanical setting is proposed for the field-antifield formalism as a unique hyper-gauge theory in the field-antifield space. We formulate a Schr\\"odinger-type equation to describe the quantum evolution in a "current time" purely formal in its nature. The corresponding Hamiltonian is defined in the form of a supercommutator of the delta-operator with a hyper-gauge Fermion. The initial wave function is restricted to be annihilated with the delta-operator. The Schr\\"odinger's equation is resolved in a closed form of the path integral, whose action contains the symmetric Weyl's symbol of the Hamiltonian. We take the path integral explicitly in the case of being a hyper-gauge Fermion an arbitrary function rather than an operator.
New scheme for the running coupling constant in gauge theories using Wilson loops
Bilgici, Erek; Flachi, Antonino; Onogi, Tetsuya; Itou, Etsuko; Kurachi, Masafumi; Lin, C.-J. David; Matsufuru, Hideo; Ohki, Hiroshi; Yamazaki, Takeshi
2009-08-01
We propose a new renormalization scheme of the running coupling constant in general gauge theories using the Wilson loops. The renormalized coupling constant is obtained from the Creutz ratio in lattice simulations and the corresponding perturbative coefficient at the leading order. The latter can be calculated by adopting the zeta-function resummation techniques. We perform a benchmark test of our scheme in quenched QCD with the plaquette gauge action. The running of the coupling constant is determined by applying the step-scaling procedure. Using several methods to improve the statistical accuracy, we show that the running coupling constant can be determined in a wide range of energy scales with a relatively small number of gauge configurations.
Non-linear gauge transformations in D = 10 SYM theory and the BCJ duality
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Lee, Seungjin; Mafra, Carlos R.; Schlotterer, Oliver
2016-03-01
Recent progress on scattering amplitudes in super Yang-Mills and super-string theory benefitted from the use of multiparticle superfields. They universally capture tree-level subdiagrams, and their generating series solve the non-linear equations of ten-dimensional super Yang-Mills. We provide simplified recursions for multiparticle superfields and relate them to earlier representations through non-linear gauge transformations of their generating series. Moreover, we discuss the gauge transformations which enforce their Lie symmetries as suggested by the Bern-Carrasco-Johansson duality between color and kine-matics. Another gauge transformation due to Harnad and Shnider is shown to streamline the theta-expansion of multiparticle superfields, bypassing the need to use their recursion relations beyond the lowest components. The findings of this work tremendously simplify the component extraction from kinematic factors in pure spinor superspace.
A new scheme for the running coupling constant in gauge theories using Wilson loops
Kurachi, Masafumi; Bilgici, Erek; Flachi, Antonion; Itou, Etsuko; David Lin, C J; Matsufuru, Hideo; Ohki, Hiroshi; Onogi, Tetsuya; Yamazaki, Takeshi
2009-01-01
We propose a new renormalization scheme of the running coupling constant in general gauge theories defined by using the Wilson loops. The renormalized coupling constant is obtained from the Cretz ratio in lattice simulations and the corresponding perturbative coefficient at the leading order. The latter calculation is performed by adopting the zeta-function resummation techniques. We make a benchmark test of our scheme in quenched QCD with the plaquette gauge action. The running of the coupling constant is determined by applying the step scaling procedure. Using several methods to improve the statistical accuracy, we show that the running coupling constant can be determined in a wide range of energy scales with relatively small number of gauge configurations.
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Gan, W. S.
2008-12-01
This paper is to be dedicated to Prof C N Yang's 85th birthday celebration because the idea here was inspired by Prof Yang's public lecture in Singapore in 2006. There are many similarities between electromagnetic waves and acoustic waves. Maxwell's equations for em waves is the oldest gauge theory. We discover symmetries in the pair of wave equations in the acoustic stress field and the velocity field. We also derive a new equation in terms of the stress field for sound propagation in solids. This is different from the Christoffel's equation which is in term of the velocity field. We feel that stress field can better characterize the elastic properties of the sound waves. We also derive the acoustic gauge field condition and gauge invariance and symmetries for the acoustic fields. We also apply symmetries to study negative refraction. Note from Publisher: This article contains the abstract only.
Nonabelian 2D gauge theories for determinantal Calabi-Yau varieties
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Jockers, Hans; Kumar, Vijay; Lapan, Joshua M.; Morrison, David R.; Romo, Mauricio
2012-11-01
The two-dimensional supersymmetric gauged linear sigma model (GLSM) with abelian gauge groups and matter fields has provided many insights into string theory on Calabi-Yau manifolds of a certain type: complete intersections in toric varieties. In this paper, we consider two GLSM constructions with nonabelian gauge groups and charged matter whose infrared CFTs correspond to string propagation on determinantal Calabi-Yau varieties, furnishing another broad class of Calabi-Yau geometries in addition to complete intersections. We show that these two models — which we refer to as the PAX and the PAXY model — are dual descriptions of the same low-energy physics. Using GLSM techniques, we determine the quantum Kähler moduli space of these varieties and find no disagreement with existing results in the literature.
Radiation-like scalar field and gauge fields in cosmology for a theory with dynamical time
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Benisty, David; Guendelman, E. I.
2016-09-01
Cosmological solutions with a scalar field behaving as radiation are obtained, in the context of gravitational theory with dynamical time. The solution requires the spacial curvature of the universe k, to be zero, unlike the standard radiation solutions, which do not impose any constraint on the spatial curvature of the universe. This is because only such k = 0 radiation solutions pose a homothetic Killing vector. This kind of theory can be used to generalize electromagnetism and other gauge theories, in curved spacetime, and there are no deviations from standard gauge field equation (like Maxwell equations) in the case there exist a conformal Killing vector. But there could be departures from Maxwell and Yang-Mills equations, for more general spacetimes.
Discrete gauge symmetries by Higgsing in four-dimensional F-theory compactifications
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Mayrhofer, Christoph; Palti, Eran; Till, Oskar; Weigand, Timo
2014-12-01
We study F-theory compactifications to four dimensions that exhibit discrete gauge symmetries. Geometrically these arise by deforming elliptic fibrations with two sections to a genus-one fibration with a bi-section. From a four-dimensional field theory perspective they are remnant symmetries from a Higgsed U(1) gauge symmetry. We implement such symmetries in the presence of an additional SU(5) symmetry and associated matter fields, giving a geometric prescription for calculating the induced discrete charge for the matter curves and showing the absence of Yukawa couplings that are forbidden by this charge. We present a detailed map between the field theory and the geometry, including an identification of the Higgs field and the massless states before and after the Higgsing. Finally we show that the Higgsing of the U(1) induces a G-flux which precisely accounts for the change in the Calabi-Yau Euler number so as to leave the D3 tadpole invariant.
K-decompositions and 3d gauge theories
Dimofte, Tudor; Gabella, Maxime; Goncharov, Alexander B.
2016-11-24
This paper combines several new constructions in mathematics and physics. Mathematically, we study framed flat PGL(K, C)-connections on a large class of 3-manifolds M with boundary. We introduce a moduli space $\\mathcal{L}$_{K}(M) of framed flat connections on the boundary ∂M that extend to M. Our goal is to understand an open part of $\\mathcal{L}$_{K}(M) as a Lagrangian subvariety in the symplectic moduli space X^{un}_{K}(∂M) of framed flat connections on the boundary — and more so, as a “K_{2}-Lagrangian,” meaning that the K_{2}-avatar of the symplectic form restricts to zero. We construct an open part of $\\mathcal{L}$_{K}(M) from elementary data associated with the hypersimplicial K-decomposition of an ideal triangulation of M, in a way that generalizes (and combines) both Thurston’s gluing equations in 3d hyperbolic geometry and the cluster coordinates for framed flat PGL(K, C)-connections on surfaces. By using a canonical map from the complex of configurations of decorated flags to the Bloch complex, we prove that any generic component of $\\mathcal{L}$_{K}(M) is K_{2}-isotropic as long as ∂M satisfies certain topological constraints (theorem 4.2). In some cases this easily implies that $\\mathcal{L}$_{K}(M) is K_{2}-Lagrangian. For general M, we extend a classic result of Neumann and Zagier on symplectic properties of PGL(2) gluing equations to reduce the K_{2}-Lagrangian property to a combinatorial statement. Physically, we translate the K-decomposition of an ideal triangulation of M and its symplectic properties to produce an explicit construction of 3d N = 2 superconformal field theories T_{K} [M] resulting (conjecturally) from the compactification of K M5-branes on M. This extends known constructions for K = 2. Just as for K = 2, the theories T_{K} [M] are described as IR fixed points of abelian Chern-Simons-matter theories
K-decompositions and 3d gauge theories
Dimofte, Tudor; Gabella, Maxime; Goncharov, Alexander B.
2016-11-24
This paper combines several new constructions in mathematics and physics. Mathematically, we study framed flat PGL(K, C)-connections on a large class of 3-manifolds M with boundary. We introduce a moduli spacemore » $$\\mathcal{L}$$K(M) of framed flat connections on the boundary ∂M that extend to M. Our goal is to understand an open part of $$\\mathcal{L}$$K(M) as a Lagrangian subvariety in the symplectic moduli space XunK(∂M) of framed flat connections on the boundary — and more so, as a “K2-Lagrangian,” meaning that the K2-avatar of the symplectic form restricts to zero. We construct an open part of $$\\mathcal{L}$$K(M) from elementary data associated with the hypersimplicial K-decomposition of an ideal triangulation of M, in a way that generalizes (and combines) both Thurston’s gluing equations in 3d hyperbolic geometry and the cluster coordinates for framed flat PGL(K, C)-connections on surfaces. By using a canonical map from the complex of configurations of decorated flags to the Bloch complex, we prove that any generic component of $$\\mathcal{L}$$K(M) is K2-isotropic as long as ∂M satisfies certain topological constraints (theorem 4.2). In some cases this easily implies that $$\\mathcal{L}$$K(M) is K2-Lagrangian. For general M, we extend a classic result of Neumann and Zagier on symplectic properties of PGL(2) gluing equations to reduce the K2-Lagrangian property to a combinatorial statement. Physically, we translate the K-decomposition of an ideal triangulation of M and its symplectic properties to produce an explicit construction of 3d N = 2 superconformal field theories TK [M] resulting (conjecturally) from the compactification of K M5-branes on M. This extends known constructions for K = 2. Just as for K = 2, the theories TK [M] are described as IR fixed points of abelian Chern-Simons-matter theories. Changes of triangulation (2-3 moves) lead to abelian mirror symmetries that are all generated by the elementary duality between Nf = 1 SQED
Boundaries, mirror symmetry, and symplectic duality in 3d N = 4 gauge theory
Bullimore, Mathew; Dimofte, Tudor; Gaiotto, Davide; ...
2016-10-20
We introduce several families of N = (2, 2) UV boundary conditions in 3d N=4 gauge theories and study their IR images in sigma-models to the Higgs and Coulomb branches. In the presence of Omega deformations, a UV boundary condition defines a pair of modules for quantized algebras of chiral Higgs- and Coulomb-branch operators, respectively, whose structure we derive. In the case of abelian theories, we use the formalism of hyperplane arrangements to make our constructions very explicit, and construct a half-BPS interface that implements the action of 3d mirror symmetry on gauge theories and boundary conditions. Finally, by studyingmore » two-dimensional compactifications of 3d N = 4 gauge theories and their boundary conditions, we propose a physical origin for symplectic duality $-$ an equivalence of categories of modules associated to families of Higgs and Coulomb branches that has recently appeared in the mathematics literature, and generalizes classic results on Koszul duality in geometric representation theory. We make several predictions about the structure of symplectic duality, and identify Koszul duality as a special case of wall crossing.« less
Boundaries, mirror symmetry, and symplectic duality in 3d N = 4 gauge theory
Bullimore, Mathew; Dimofte, Tudor; Gaiotto, Davide; Hilburn, Justin
2016-10-20
We introduce several families of N = (2, 2) UV boundary conditions in 3d N=4 gauge theories and study their IR images in sigma-models to the Higgs and Coulomb branches. In the presence of Omega deformations, a UV boundary condition defines a pair of modules for quantized algebras of chiral Higgs- and Coulomb-branch operators, respectively, whose structure we derive. In the case of abelian theories, we use the formalism of hyperplane arrangements to make our constructions very explicit, and construct a half-BPS interface that implements the action of 3d mirror symmetry on gauge theories and boundary conditions. Finally, by studying two-dimensional compactifications of 3d N = 4 gauge theories and their boundary conditions, we propose a physical origin for symplectic duality $-$ an equivalence of categories of modules associated to families of Higgs and Coulomb branches that has recently appeared in the mathematics literature, and generalizes classic results on Koszul duality in geometric representation theory. We make several predictions about the structure of symplectic duality, and identify Koszul duality as a special case of wall crossing.
J. J. Sakurai Prize: Harmony of Scattering Amplitudes: From Gauge Theory to Supergravity
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Bern, Zvi
2014-03-01
As explained in the two previous talks by Lance Dixon and David Kosower, on-shell methods have had an important impact on our understanding of scattering amplitudes and their application to collider physics. In this talk I will describe examples where these ideas have also had impacts in more theoretical areas. The first example shows how these methods have led to the construction of all quantum corrections to specific scattering amplitudes in maximally supersymmetric gauge theory with a large number of color charges. An active area of current research is to do the same for more intricate generic amplitudes of the theory. A second example shows how on-shell methods have uncovered new algebraic structures in gauge-theory amplitudes that have applications to quantum gravity. The advances make it possible to carry out computations in quantum gravity that would have been hopeless with more traditional Feynman diagram methods and to elucidate a remarkable connection between gauge and gravity theories. The results from these investigations have renewed hope that highly supersymmetric gravity theories may be ultraviolet finite, contrary to the prevailing wisdom.
Dissolved deconfinement: Phase structure of large N gauge theories with fundamental matter
Basu, Pallab; Mukherjee, Anindya
2008-08-15
A class of large N U(N) gauge theories on a compact manifold S{sup 3}xR (with possible inclusion of adjoint matter) is known to show first-order deconfinement transition at the deconfinement temperature. This includes the familiar example of pure YM theory and N=4 Supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. Here we study the effect of introduction of N{sub f} fundamental matter fields in the phase diagram of the above mentioned gauge theories at small coupling and in the limit of large N and finite N{sub f}/N. We find some interesting features like the termination of the line of first-order deconfinement phase transition at a critical point as the ratio N{sub f}/N is increased and absence of deconfinement transition thereafter (there is only a smooth crossover). This result may have some implication for QCD, which unlike a pure gauge theory does not show a first-order deconfinement transition and only displays a smooth crossover at the transition temperature.
Shift-symmetries and gauge coupling functions in orientifolds and F-theory
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Corvilain, Pierre; Grimm, Thomas W.; Regalado, Diego
2017-05-01
We investigate the field dependence of the gauge coupling functions of four-dimensional Type IIB orientifold and F-theory compactifications with space-time filling seven-branes. In particular, we analyze the constraints imposed by holomorphicity and covariance under shift-symmetries of the bulk and brane axions. This requires introducing quantum corrections that necessarily contain Riemann theta functions on the complex torus spanned by the D7-brane Wilson line moduli. Our findings hint towards a new underlying geometric structure for gauge coupling functions in string compactifications. We generalize this discussion to a genuine F-theory compactification on an elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau fourfold. We perform the first general dimensional reduction of eleven-dimensional super-gravity and dualization to the F-theory frame. The resulting effective action is compared with the circle reduction of a four-dimensional N = 1 supergravity theory. The F-theory geometry elegantly unifies bulk and brane degrees of freedom and allows us to infer non-trivial results about holomorphicity and shift-symmetries. For instance, we gain new insight into kinetic mixing of bulk and brane gauge fields.
Holographic equilibration in confining gauge theories under external magnetic fields
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Demircik, T.; Gürsoy, U.
2017-06-01
We investigate the effect of external magnetic fields on equilibration in the improved holographic QCD theory in the deconfined phase using the AdS/CFT correspondence. In particular we calculate the quasinormal mode spectra in the corresponding black brane solutions and study their dependence on temperature, momentum and magnetic field, both in the scalar and the shear channels. We find complex patterns in the motion of quasinormal modes on the complex plane, including certain cross overs between the lowest lying modes under varying magnetic field, momentum and temperature. We also discover a critical value of the magnetic field Bc above which the hydrodynamic approximation breaks down, as the imaginary part of the first excited quasi-normal mode in the shear channel becomes smaller than that of the hydro mode.
QCD and strongly coupled gauge theories: challenges and perspectives.
Brambilla, N; Eidelman, S; Foka, P; Gardner, S; Kronfeld, A S; Alford, M G; Alkofer, R; Butenschoen, M; Cohen, T D; Erdmenger, J; Fabbietti, L; Faber, M; Goity, J L; Ketzer, B; Lin, H W; Llanes-Estrada, F J; Meyer, H B; Pakhlov, P; Pallante, E; Polikarpov, M I; Sazdjian, H; Schmitt, A; Snow, W M; Vairo, A; Vogt, R; Vuorinen, A; Wittig, H; Arnold, P; Christakoglou, P; Di Nezza, P; Fodor, Z; Garcia I Tormo, X; Höllwieser, R; Janik, M A; Kalweit, A; Keane, D; Kiritsis, E; Mischke, A; Mizuk, R; Odyniec, G; Papadodimas, K; Pich, A; Pittau, R; Qiu, J-W; Ricciardi, G; Salgado, C A; Schwenzer, K; Stefanis, N G; von Hippel, G M; Zakharov, V I
We highlight the progress, current status, and open challenges of QCD-driven physics, in theory and in experiment. We discuss how the strong interaction is intimately connected to a broad sweep of physical problems, in settings ranging from astrophysics and cosmology to strongly coupled, complex systems in particle and condensed-matter physics, as well as to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. We also discuss how success in describing the strong interaction impacts other fields, and, in turn, how such subjects can impact studies of the strong interaction. In the course of the work we offer a perspective on the many research streams which flow into and out of QCD, as well as a vision for future developments.
QCD and strongly coupled gauge theories: Challenges and perspectives
Brambilla, N.; Eidelman, S.; Foka, P.; ...
2014-10-21
We highlight the progress, current status, and open challenges of QCD-driven physics, in theory and in experiment. We discuss how the strong interaction is intimately connected to a broad sweep of physical problems, in settings ranging from astrophysics and cosmology to stongly-coupled, complex systems in particle and condensed-matter physics, as well as to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. We also discuss how success in describing the strong interaction impacts other fields, and, in turn, how such subjects can impact studies of the strong interaction. In the course of the work we offer a perspective on the many researchmore » streams which flow into and out of QCD, as well as a vision for future developments.« less
QCD and strongly coupled gauge theories: Challenges and perspectives
Brambilla, N.; Eidelman, S.; Foka, P.; Gardner, S.; Kronfeld, A. S.; Alford, M. G.; Alkofer, R.; Butenschoen, M.; Cohen, T. D.; Erdmenger, J.; Fabbietti, L.; Faber, M.; Goity, J. L.; Ketzer, B.; Lin, H. W.; Llanes-Estrada, F. J.; Meyer, H. B.; Pakhlov, P.; Pallante, E.; Polikarpov, M. I.; Sazdjian, H.; Schmitt, A.; Snow, W. M.; Vairo, A.; Vogt, R.; Vuorinen, A.; Wittig, H.; Arnold, P.; Christakoglou, P.; Di Nezza, P.; Fodor, Z.; Garcia i Tormo, X.; Höllwieser, R.; Janik, M. A.; Kalweit, A.; Keane, D.; Kiritsis, E.; Mischke, A.; Mizuk, R.; Odyniec, G.; Papadodimas, K.; Pich, A.; Pittau, R.; Qiu, J. -W.; Ricciardi, G.; Salgado, C. A.; Schwenzer, K.; Stefanis, N. G.; von Hippel, G. M.; Zakharov, V. I.
2014-10-21
We highlight the progress, current status, and open challenges of QCD-driven physics, in theory and in experiment. We discuss how the strong interaction is intimately connected to a broad sweep of physical problems, in settings ranging from astrophysics and cosmology to stongly-coupled, complex systems in particle and condensed-matter physics, as well as to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. We also discuss how success in describing the strong interaction impacts other fields, and, in turn, how such subjects can impact studies of the strong interaction. In the course of the work we offer a perspective on the many research streams which flow into and out of QCD, as well as a vision for future developments.
Weak and strong coupling equilibration in nonabelian gauge theories
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Keegan, Liam; Kurkela, Aleksi; Romatschke, Paul; van der Schee, Wilke; Zhu, Yan
2016-04-01
We present a direct comparison studying equilibration through kinetic theory at weak coupling and through holography at strong coupling in the same set-up. The set-up starts with a homogeneous thermal state, which then smoothly transitions through an out-of-equilibrium phase to an expanding system undergoing boost-invariant flow. This first apples-to-apples comparison of equilibration provides a benchmark for similar equilibration processes in heavy-ion collisions, where the equilibration mechanism is still under debate. We find that results at weak and strong coupling can be smoothly connected by simple, empirical power-laws for the viscosity, equilibration time and entropy production of the system.
Weak and strong coupling equilibration in nonabelian gauge theories
Keegan, Liam; Kurkela, Aleksi; Romatschke, Paul; van der Schee, Wilke; Zhu, Yan
2016-04-06
In this study, we present a direct comparison studying equilibration through kinetic theory at weak coupling and through holography at strong coupling in the same set-up. The set-up starts with a homogeneous thermal state, which then smoothly transitions through an out-of-equilibrium phase to an expanding system undergoing boost-invariant flow. This first apples-to-apples comparison of equilibration provides a benchmark for similar equilibration processes in heavy-ion collisions, where the equilibration mechanism is still under debate. We find that results at weak and strong coupling can be smoothly connected by simple, empirical power-laws for the viscosity, equilibration time and entropy production of the system.
Weak and strong coupling equilibration in nonabelian gauge theories
Keegan, Liam; Kurkela, Aleksi; Romatschke, Paul; ...
2016-04-06
In this study, we present a direct comparison studying equilibration through kinetic theory at weak coupling and through holography at strong coupling in the same set-up. The set-up starts with a homogeneous thermal state, which then smoothly transitions through an out-of-equilibrium phase to an expanding system undergoing boost-invariant flow. This first apples-to-apples comparison of equilibration provides a benchmark for similar equilibration processes in heavy-ion collisions, where the equilibration mechanism is still under debate. We find that results at weak and strong coupling can be smoothly connected by simple, empirical power-laws for the viscosity, equilibration time and entropy production of themore » system.« less
Metric Projective Geometry, BGG Detour Complexes and Partially Massless Gauge Theories
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Gover, A. Rod; Latini, Emanuele; Waldron, Andrew
2015-11-01
A projective geometry is an equivalence class of torsion free connections sharing the same unparametrised geodesics; this is a basic structure for understanding physical systems. Metric projective geometry is concerned with the interaction of projective and pseudo-Riemannian geometry. We show that the BGG machinery of projective geometry combines with structures known as Yang-Mills detour complexes to produce a general tool for generating invariant pseudo-Riemannian gauge theories. This produces (detour) complexes of differential operators corresponding to gauge invariances and dynamics. We show, as an application, that curved versions of these sequences give geometric characterizations of the obstructions to propagation of higher spins in Einstein spaces. Further, we show that projective BGG detour complexes generate both gauge invariances and gauge invariant constraint systems for partially massless models: the input for this machinery is a projectively invariant gauge operator corresponding to the first operator of a certain BGG sequence. We also connect this technology to the log-radial reduction method and extend the latter to Einstein backgrounds.
Doubled lattice Chern-Simons-Yang-Mills theories with discrete gauge group
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Caspar, S.; Mesterházy, D.; Olesen, T. Z.; Vlasii, N. D.; Wiese, U.-J.
2016-11-01
We construct doubled lattice Chern-Simons-Yang-Mills theories with discrete gauge group G in the Hamiltonian formulation. Here, these theories are considered on a square spatial lattice and the fundamental degrees of freedom are defined on pairs of links from the direct lattice and its dual, respectively. This provides a natural lattice construction for topologically-massive gauge theories, which are invariant under parity and time-reversal symmetry. After defining the building blocks of the doubled theories, paying special attention to the realization of gauge transformations on quantum states, we examine the dynamics in the group space of a single cross, which is spanned by a single link and its dual. The dynamics is governed by the single-cross electric Hamiltonian and admits a simple quantum mechanical analogy to the problem of a charged particle moving on a discrete space affected by an abstract electromagnetic potential. Such a particle might accumulate a phase shift equivalent to an Aharonov-Bohm phase, which is manifested in the doubled theory in terms of a nontrivial ground-state degeneracy on a single cross. We discuss several examples of these doubled theories with different gauge groups including the cyclic group Z(k) ⊂ U(1) , the symmetric group S3 ⊂ O(2) , the binary dihedral (or quaternion) group D¯2 ⊂ SU(2) , and the finite group Δ(27) ⊂ SU(3) . In each case the spectrum of the single-cross electric Hamiltonian is determined exactly. We examine the nature of the low-lying excited states in the full Hilbert space, and emphasize the role of the center symmetry for the confinement of charges. Whether the investigated doubled models admit a non-Abelian topological state which allows for fault-tolerant quantum computation will be addressed in a future publication.
Black hole perturbation theory in a light cone gauge
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Preston, Brent
The metric of a Schwarzschild black hole immersed in a uniform magnetic field is studied using black hole perturbation theory in a light crone coordinate system that penetrates the event horizon and possesses a clear geometrical meaning. The magnetic field, which is distorted due to the presence of the black hole, has strength B which is assumed to be small compared to the curvature of the spacetime which allows the perturbed metric to be calculated to order B 2 only. The coordinates allow for an easy identification of the event horizon and the properties of the perturbed black hole are studied. To interpret this perturbed metric, the advanced coordinates are decomposed into irreducible parts which yields the metric of a perturbed black hole in the limit r >> 2 M . Finally we compare our perturbed solution to an exact solution. We show that our perturbed solution is able to match the exact solution but has the freedom to describe a larger class of physically relevant solutions.
One-loop gap equations for the magnetic mass in d=3 gauge theory
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Cornwall, John M.
1998-03-01
Recently several workers have attempted determinations of the so-called magnetic mass of d=3 non-Abelian gauge theories through a one-loop gap equation, using a free massive propagator as input. Self-consistency is attained only on-shell, because the usual Feynman-graph construction is gauge-dependent off-shell. We examine two previous studies of the pinch technique proper self-energy, which is gauge-invariant at all momenta, using a free propagator as input, and show that it leads to inconsistent and unphysical results. In one case the residue of the pole has the wrong sign (necessarily implying the presence of a tachyonic pole); in the second case the residue is positive, but two orders of magnitude larger than the input residue, which shows that the residue is on the verge of becoming ghost-like. This happens because of the infrared instability of d=3 gauge theory. A possible alternative one-loop determination via the effective action also fails. The lesson is that gap equations must be considered at least at the two-loop level.
Localization of Gauge Theory on a Four-Sphere and Supersymmetric Wilson Loops
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Pestun, Vasily
2012-07-01
We prove conjecture due to Erickson-Semenoff-Zarembo and Drukker-Gross which relates supersymmetric circular Wilson loop operators in the {N=4} supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with a Gaussian matrix model. We also compute the partition function and give a new matrix model formula for the expectation value of a supersymmetric circular Wilson loop operator for the pure {N=2} and the {N=2^*} supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on a four-sphere. A four-dimensional {N=2} superconformal gauge theory is treated similarly.
A Critical Review of the Research on the Extreme Male Brain Theory and Digit Ratio (2D:4D)
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Teatero, Missy L.; Netley, Charles
2013-01-01
Boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The extreme male brain (EMB) theory of ASD suggests that fetal testosterone (FT) exposure may underlie sex differences in autistic traits. A link between the organizational effects of FT on the brain and ASD is often drawn based on research using digit ratio…
A Critical Review of the Research on the Extreme Male Brain Theory and Digit Ratio (2D:4D)
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Teatero, Missy L.; Netley, Charles
2013-01-01
Boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The extreme male brain (EMB) theory of ASD suggests that fetal testosterone (FT) exposure may underlie sex differences in autistic traits. A link between the organizational effects of FT on the brain and ASD is often drawn based on research using digit ratio…
{N}=2 gauge theories on toric singularities, blow-up formulae and W-algebrae
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Bonelli, Giulio; Maruyoshi, Kazunobu; Tanzini, Alessandro; Yagi, Futoshi
2013-01-01
We compute the Nekrasov partition function of gauge theories on the (resolved) toric singularities {{{{{{C}}^2}}} / {\\varGamma } .} in terms of blow-up formulae. We discuss the expansion of the partition function in the ɛ 1, ɛ 2 → 0 limit along with its modular properties and how to derive them from the M-theory perspective. On the two-dimensional conformal field theory side, our results can be interpreted in terms of representations of the direct sum of Heisenberg plus W N -algebrae with suitable central charges, which can be computed from the fan of the resolved toric variety. We provide a check of this correspondence by computing the central charge of the two-dimensional theory from the anomaly polynomial of M5-brane theory. Upon using the AGT correspondence our results provide a candidate for the conformal blocks and three-point functions of a class of the two-dimensional CFTs which includes parafermionic theories.
SU( N ) gauge theories in 2+1 dimensions: glueball spectra and k-string tensions
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Athenodorou, Andreas; Teper, Michael
2017-02-01
We calculate the low-lying glueball spectrum and various string tensions in SU( N ) lattice gauge theories in 2 + 1 dimensions, and extrapolate the results to the continuum limit. We do so for for the range N ∈ [2 , 16] so as to control the N -dependence with a useful precision. We observe a number of striking near-degeneracies in the various J PC sectors of the glueball spectrum, in particular between C = + and C = - states. We calculate the string tensions of flux tubes in a number of representations, and provide evidence that the leading correction to the N -dependence of the k-string tensions is ∝ 1 /N rather than ∝ 1 /N 2, and that the dominant binding of k fundamental flux tubes into a k-string is via pairwise interactions. We comment on the possible implications of our results for the dynamics of these gauge theories.