Geometric engineering of quantum field theories
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CitationKatz, Sheldon, Albrecht Klemm, and Cumrun Vafa. 1997. “Geometric Engineering of Quantum Field Theories.” Nuclear Physics B 497 (1–2): 173–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0550-3213(97)00282-4.
AbstractUsing the recent advances in our understanding of non-perturbative aspects of type II strings we show how non-trivial exact results for N = 2 quantum field theories can be reduced to T-dualities of string theory. This is done by constructing a local geometric realization of quantum field theories together with a local application of mirror symmetry, This construction is not based on any duality conjecture and thus reduces non-trivial quantum field theory results to much better understood T-dualities of type II strings. Moreover it can be used in principle to construct in a systematic way the vacuum structure for arbitrary N = 2 gauge theories with matter representations.
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