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Supersymmetric gauge theories have an important but perhaps under-appreciated notion of a master space, which controls the full moduli space. For world-volume theories of D-branes probing a Calabi-Yau singularity the situation is particularly illustrative. In the case of one physical brane, the master space b is the space of F-terms and a particular quotient thereof is itself. We study various properties of b which encode such physical quantities as Higgsing, BPS spectra, hidden global symmetries, etc. Using the plethystic program we also discuss what happens at higher number N of branes.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||supersymmetric gauge theory D-branes - plethystics - global symmetries - counting gauge invariants|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Science|
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