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Abstract One of the hallmarks of 6D superconformal field theories (SCFTs) is that on a partial tensor branch, all known theories resemble quiver gauge theories with links comprised of 6D conformal matter, a generalization of weakly coupled hypermultiplets. In this paper we construct 4D quiverlike gauge theories in which the links are obtained from compactifications of 6D...

Abstract We study the interpretation of O7+-planes in F-theory, mainly in the context of the six-dimensional models. In particular, we study how to assign gauge algebras and matter content to seven-branes and their intersections, and the implication of anomaly cancellation in our construction, generalizing earlier analyses without any O7+-planes. By including O7+-planes we can...

Abstract We show that there are many compact subsets of the moduli space M g of Riemann surfaces of genus g that do not intersect any symmetry locus. This has interesting implications for \( \mathcal{N}=2 \) supersymmetric conformal field theories in four dimensions.

Abstract We consider the non-perturbative superpotential for a class of four-dimensional \( \mathcal{N}=1 \) vacua obtained from M-theory on seven-manifolds with holonomy G2. The class of G2-holonomy manifolds we consider are so-called twisted connected sum (TCS) constructions, which have the topology of a K3-fibration over S3. We show that the non-perturbative superpotential of...

We analyze exotic matter representations that arise on singular seven-brane configurations in F-theory. We develop a general framework for analyzing such representations, and work out explicit descriptions for models with matter in the 2-index and 3-index symmetric representations of SU(N) and SU(2) respectively, associated with double and triple point singularities in the seven...

Abstract Starting from 6D superconformal field theories (SCFTs) realized via F-theory, we show how reduction on a circle leads to a uniform perspective on the phase structure of the resulting 5D theories, and their possible conformal fixed points. Using the correspon-dence between F-theory reduced on a circle and M-theory on the corresponding elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau...

In previous work, we have shown that elliptic fibrations with two sections, or Mordell-Weil rank one, can always be mapped birationally to a Weierstrass model of a certain form, namely, the Jacobian of a \( {\mathrm{\mathbb{P}}}^{112} \) model. Most constructions of elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds with two sections have been carried out assuming that the image of this...

Using the F-theory realization, we identify a subclass of 6d (1,0) SCFTs whose compactification on a Riemann surface leads to \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 4d SCFTs where the moduli space of the Riemann surface is part of the moduli space of the theory. In particular we argue that for a special case of these theories (dual to M5 branes probing ADE singularities), we obtain 4d \( \mathcal...

We study the physics of singular limits of G 2 compactifications of M-theory, which are necessary to obtain a compactification with non-abelian gauge symmetry or massless charged particles. This is more difficult than for Calabi-Yau compactifications, due to the absence of calibrated two-cycles that would have allowed for direct control of W-boson masses as a function of moduli...

Abstract We study global symmetry groups of six-dimensional superconformal field theories (SCFTs). In the Coulomb branch we use field theoretical arguments to predict an upper bound for the global symmetry of the SCFT. We then analyze global symmetry groups of F-theory constructions of SCFTs with a one-dimensional Coulomb branch. While in the vast majority of cases, all of the...

Abstract We analyze non-Higgsable clusters of gauge groups and matter that can arise at the level of geometry in 4D F-theory models. Non-Higgsable clusters seem to be generic features of F-theory compactifications, and give rise naturally to structures that include the nonabelian part of the standard model gauge group and certain specific types of potential dark matter candidates...

We study the physics of globally consistent four-dimensional \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 super-symmetric M-theory compactifications on G 2 manifolds constructed via twisted connected sum; there are now perhaps fifty million examples of these manifolds. We study a rich example that exhibits U(1)3 gauge symmetry and a spectrum of massive charged particles that includes a trifundamental...

We study renormalization group flows between six-dimensional superconformal field theories (SCFTs) using their geometric realizations as singular limits of F-theory compactified on elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds. There are two general types of flows: one corresponds to giving expectation values to scalars in the tensor multiplets (tensor branch flow) realized as...

Volker Braun
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**David** **R**. **Morrison**
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University of Oxford
, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road,
Oxford
, OX2 6GG,
U.K. Departments of Mathematics and Physics

We study how to couple a 6D superconformal field theory (SCFT) to gravity. In F-theory, the models in question are obtained working on the supersymmetric background \( \mathbb{R} \) 5,1 × B where B is the base of a compact elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefold in which two-cycles have contracted to zero size. When the base has orbifold singularities, we find that the anomaly...

We determine the higher codimension fibers of elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau fourfolds with section by studying the three-dimensional \( \mathcal{N} \) = 2 supersymmetric gauge theory with matter which describes the low energy effective theory of M-theory compactified on the associated Weierstrass model, a singular model of the fourfold. Each phase of the Coulomb branch of this...

Abstract We study the global structure of the gauge group G of F-theory compactified on an elliptic fibration Y. The global properties of G are encoded in the torsion subgroup of the Mordell-Weil group of rational sections of Y. Generalising the Shioda map to torsional sections we construct a specific integer divisor class on Y as a fractional linear combination of the resolution...

Abstract We study (1, 0) and (2, 0) 6D superconformal field theories (SCFTs) that can be constructed in F-theory. Quite surprisingly, all of them involve an orbifold singularity ℂ2/Γ with Γ a discrete subgroup of U(2). When Γ is a subgroup of SU (2), all discrete subgroups are allowed, and this leads to the familiar ADE classification of (2, 0) SCFTs. For more general U(2...

We perform a global analysis of the space of consistent 6D quantum gravity theories with \( \mathcal{N} = 1 \) \( \mathcal{N} = 1 \) supersymmetry, including models with multiple tensor multiplets. We prove that for theories with fewer than T = 9 tensor multiplets, a finite number of distinct gauge groups and matter content are possible. We find infinite families of field...