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N=3 four dimensional field theories

García-Etxebarria, Iñaki; Regalado, Diego

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Diego Regalado


We introduce a class of four dimensional field theories constructed by quotienting ordinary N=4 U(N ) SYM by particular combinations of R-symmetry and SL(2, ℤ) automorphisms. These theories appear naturally on the worldvolume of D3 branes probing terminal singularities in F-theory, where they can be thought of as non-perturbative generalizations of the O3 plane. We focus on cases preserving only 12 supercharges, where the quotient gives rise to theories with coupling fixed at a value of order one. These constructions possess an unconventional large N limit described by a non-trivial F-theory fibration with base AdS 5 × (S 5/ℤ k ). Upon reduction on a circle the N=3 theories flow to well-known N=6 ABJM theories.


García-Etxebarria, I., & Regalado, D. (2016). N=3 four dimensional field theories. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2016(03), Article 083.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 29, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 14, 2016
Publication Date 2016-01
Deposit Date Oct 11, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 13, 2021
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2016
Issue 03
Article Number 083
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