Three-dimensional N = 2 gauge theories and degenerations of Calabi-Yau four-folds

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Abstract

Three-dimensional N = 2 gauge theories with arbitrary gauge group and fundamental flavors are engineered from degenerations of Calabi-Yau four-folds. We show how Coulomb and Higgs branches emerge in the geometric picture. The analysis of instanton generated superpotentials unravels interesting aspects of the five-brane effective action in M-theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-196
Number of pages26
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume535
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 7 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Keywords

  • Degenerations
  • Four-folds
  • Gauge theories

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