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dc.contributor.authorIqbal, Amer
dc.contributor.authorVafa, Cumrun
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-22T18:37:17Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationIqbal, Amer, and Cumrun Vafa. 2014. “BPS Degeneracies and Superconformal Index in Diverse Dimensions.” Physical Review D 90 (10). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.90.105031.
dc.identifier.issn1550-2368
dc.identifier.issn1550-7998
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41385101*
dc.description.abstractWe present a unifying theme relating BPS partition functions and superconformal indices. In the case with complex supersymmetry central charges (as in N = 2 in d = 4 and N = (2, 2) in d = 2), the known results can be reinterpreted as the statement that the BPS partition functions can be used to compute a specialization of the superconformal indices. We argue that in the case with real central charge in the supersymmetry algebra, as in N = 1 in d = 5 (or the N = 2 in d = 3), the BPS degeneracy captures the full superconformal index. Furthermore, we argue that refined topological strings, which capture five-dimensional (5d) BPS degeneracies of M theory on Calabi-Yau 3-folds, can be used to compute a 5d supersymmetric index including in the sectors with three-dimensional defects for a large class of 5d superconformal theories. Moreover, we provide evidence that distinct Calabi-Yau singularities which are expected to lead to the same Superconformal field theory yield the same index.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dash.licenseOAP
dc.titleBPS degeneracies and superconformal index in diverse dimensions
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript
dc.relation.journalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology
dash.depositing.authorVafa, C.::4e237a95963132b39101a21b3da5ddb2::600
dc.date.available2019-09-22T18:37:17Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 77399
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevD.90.105031
dash.source.volume90;10


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