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Friday, October 28th 2016
Speaker: Peter Koroteev (Perimeter)
Subject: Revisiting mirror symmetry in three dimensions

Three dimensional gauge theories with eight and four supercharges are known to enjoy three-dimensional mirror symmetry — a duality which can be thought of a supersymmetric generalization of particle-vortex duality. In the supersymmetric world theory it interchanges Coulomb and Higgs branches of the two dual theories. Originally 3d mirror symmetry was proposed for certain type of N=2 quiver gauge theories. We shall provide a generalization to a larger class of models which includes more complicated quiver and theories with Chern-Simons terms.

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