"Journal club on "Large Nc from Seiberg-Witten Curve and Localization", Jorge G. Russo, 1504.02958"

Tuesday 05 May 2015
from 10:00
to 11:00 at
122:026

Description:

Large Nc from Seiberg-Witten Curve and Localization
Jorge G. Russo
When N = 2 gauge theories are compactified on S4, the large Nc limit then selects a unique vacuum of the theory determined by saddle-point equations, which remains determined even in the flat-theory limit. We show that exactly the same equations can be reproduced purely from Seiberg-Witten theory, describing a vacuum where magnetically charged particles become massless, and corresponding to a specific degenerating limit of the Seiberg-Witten spectral curve where 2Nc−2 branch points join pairwise giving aDn=0, n=1,...,Nc−1. We consider the specific case of N = 2 SU(Nc) SQCD coupled with 2Nf massive fundamental flavors. We show that the theory exhibits a quantum phase transition where the critical point describes a particular Argyres-Douglas point of the Riemann surface.