Journal Club Shuichi Yokoyama (Kyoto University)
I and my collaborator, T.Nosaka, revisited minimal N = 4 Chern-Simons theories from its exact S3 partition function, which reduces to finite-dimensional matrix models by supersymmetric localization. We found some new aspects of this interesting model and main results are listed below.  The integration in a matrix model of S3 partition function may be performed completely by using the technique called the Fermi-gas analysis.  The resulting partition function completely factorized into that of pure CS theory for two gauge groups and an analogous contribution for the bifundamental hypermultiplet. We call this complete factorization.  We presented the all order ’t Hooft expansion of the free energy and discussed the connection to the higher-spin theory in the dual gravity side.  The level/rank (or Seiberg-like) duality, which is expected from the Hanany-Witten transition in the type IIB brane realization, was confirmed from the factorized partition function up to an overall factor, which may be a signal of existence of some decoupled sector. If time permits, I may touch our ongoing analysis of such decoupled sector more precisely by using a superconformal index.