16.04.2020 (Thursday)

5d SCFTs and BPS quivers (Please email p.agarwal AT qmul.ac.uk for the zoom link to the meeting)

Regular Seminar Cyril Closset (Oxford)

14:00 QMW
room Zoom

I will explore aspects of the Coulomb-branch physics of five-dimensional superconformal field theories (SCFT). More precisely, I will consider the 5d SCFT on a circle, and describe the general structure of the Coulomb-branch BPS states as encoded in a "5d BPS quiver," which can be computed from standard string-theory geometric-engineering techniques. The interplay between 4d and 5d BPS quivers will play a central role in our story.