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A note on instanton operators, instanton particles, and supersymmetry

Abstract We clarify certain aspects of instanton operators in five-dimensional super-symmetric gauge theories. In particular, we show how, in the pointlike limit, they become supersymmetric and provide the natural bridge with the instantonic states contributing to the index as well as with the zero mode counting leading to broken current multiplets.

5d fixed points from brane webs and O7-planes

Abstract We explore the properties of five-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories living on 5-brane webs in orientifold 7-plane backgrounds. These include USp(2N) and SO(N) gauge theories with fundamental matter, as well as SU(N) gauge theories with symmetric and antisymmetric matter. We find a number of new 5d fixed point theories that feature enhanced global symmetries. We...

Lifting 4d dualities to 5d

In this paper we set out to further explore the connection between isolated \( \mathcal{N}=2 \) SCFT’s in four dimensions and \( \mathcal{N}=1 \) SCFT’s in five dimensions. Using 5-brane webs we are able to provide IR Lagrangian descriptions in terms of 5d gauge theories for several classes of theories including the so-called T N theories. In many of these we find multiple dual...

5-brane webs, symmetry enhancement, and duality in 5d supersymmetric gauge theory

We present a number of investigations of 5d \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 supersymmetric gauge theories that make use of 5-brane web constructions and the 5d superconformal index. These include an observation of enhanced global symmetry in the 5d fixed point theory corresponding to SU(N) gauge theory with Chern-Simons level ±N , enhanced global symmetries in quiver theories, and...

Discrete θ and the 5d superconformal index

5d Yang-Mills theory with an Sp(N) gauge group admits a discrete analog of the θ parameter. We describe the origin of this parameter in \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 theories from Type I’ string theory, and study its effect on the 5d superconformal fixed point theories with an Sp(1) = SU(2) gauge group by computing the superconformal index. Our result confirms the lack of global symmetry...