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Mapping Anomalous Currents in Supersymmetric Dualities

Abel, S; Buican, M; Komargodski, Z

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M Buican

Z Komargodski


In many strongly coupled systems, the infrared dynamics is described by different degrees of freedom from the ultraviolet. It is then natural to ask how operators written in terms of the microscopic variables are mapped to operators composed of the macroscopic ones. Certain types of operators, like conserved currents, are simple to map, and in supersymmetric theories one can also follow the chiral ring. In this paper, we consider supersymmetric theories and extend the mapping to anomalous currents (and gaugino bilinears). Our technique is completely independent of subtleties associated with the renormalization group, thereby shedding new light on previous approaches to the problem. We demonstrate the UV/IR mapping in several examples with different types of dynamics, emphasizing the uniformity and simplicity of the approach. Natural applications of these ideas include the effects of soft breaking on the dynamics of various theories and new models of electroweak symmetry breaking.


Abel, S., Buican, M., & Komargodski, Z. (2011). Mapping Anomalous Currents in Supersymmetric Dualities. Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 84(4), Article 045005.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2011
Deposit Date Dec 12, 2011
Publicly Available Date Jan 8, 2013
Journal Physical Review D, Particles and fields
Print ISSN 0556-2821
Electronic ISSN 1089-4918
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 84
Issue 4
Article Number 045005


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