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AbstractWe present a new approach to formulating open superstring field theory based on the covering of the supermoduli space of super-Riemann surfaces and explicitly construct a gauge-invariant action in the Neveu-Schwarz sector up to quartic interactions. The cubic interaction takes a form of an integral over an odd modulus of disks with three punctures and the associated ghost...

We propose a new prescription for computing the Nekrasov partition functions of five-dimensional theories with eight supercharges realized by gauging non-perturbative flavor symmetries of three five-dimensional superconformal field theories. The topological vertex formalism gives a way to compute the partition functions of the matter theories with flavor instanton backgrounds...

M5-branes on an ADE singularity are described by certain six-dimensional “conformal matter” superconformal field theories. Their Higgs moduli spaces contain information about various dynamical processes for the M5s; however, they are not directly accessible due to the lack of a Lagrangian formulation. Using anomaly matching, we compute their dimensions. The result implies that M5...

We consider the 6d superconformal field theory realized on M5-branes probing the E 8 end-of-the-world brane on the deformed and resolved ℂ 2/ℤ k singularity. We give an explicit algorithm which determines, for arbitrary holonomy at infinity, the 6d quiver gauge theory on the tensor branch, the type-A class S description of the T 2 compactification, and the star-shaped quiver...

String theory provides us with 8d supersymmetric gauge theory with gauge algebras \( \mathfrak{s}\mathfrak{u}(N),\mathfrak{s}\mathfrak{o}(2N),\mathfrak{s}\mathfrak{p}(N),{\mathfrak{e}}_6,{\mathfrak{e}}_7\kern0.5em \mathrm{and}\kern0.5em {\mathfrak{e}}_8 \), but no construction for \( \mathfrak{so}\left(2N+1\right) \), \( {\mathfrak{f}}_4 \) and \( {\mathfrak{g}}_2 \) is known. In...

Mason and Skinner proposed the ambitwistor string theory which directly reproduces the formulas for the amplitudes of massless particles proposed by Cachazo, He and Yuan. In this paper we discuss geometries of the moduli space of worldsheets associated to the bosonic or the RNS ambitwistor string. Further, we investigate the factorization properties of the amplitudes when an...

We study the T 2 compactification of a class of 6d \( \mathcal{N}=\left(1,\;0\right) \) theories that is Higgsable to \( \mathcal{N}=\left(2,\;0\right) \) theories. We show that the resulting 4d \( \mathcal{N}=2 \) theory at the origin of the Coulomb branch and the parameter space is generically given by two superconformal matter sectors coupled by an infrared-free gauge...

We show that the \( \mathcal{N}=\left(1,0\right) \) superconformal theory on a single M5 brane on the ALE space of type G = A n , D n , E n , when compactified on T 2, becomes a class S theory of type G on a sphere with two full punctures and a simple puncture. We study this relation from various viewpoints. Along the way, we develop a new method to study the 4d SCFT arising from...

We determine the anomaly polynomial of the E-string theory and its higher-rank generalizations, that is, the 6d \( \mathcal{N} \) = (1, 0) superconformal theories on the worldvolume of one or multiple M5-branes embedded within the end-of-the-world brane with E 8 symmetry.

We describe a method to determine the anomaly polynomials of general 6D $\mathcal {N}={(2,0)}$ and $\mathcal {N}={(1,0)}$ superconformal field theories (SCFTs), in terms of the anomaly matching on their tensor branches. This method is almost purely field theoretical, and can be applied to all known 6D SCFTs. We demonstrate our method in many concrete examples, including $\mathcal...