On the reduction of 4d N=1 theories on S2

Abhijit Gadde, Shlomo S. Razamat, Brian Willett

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Abstract: We discuss reductions of general N = 1 four dimensional gauge theories on S2. The effective two dimensional theory one obtains depends on the details of the coupling of the theory to background fields, which can be translated to a choice of R-symmetry. We argue that, for special choices of R-symmetry, the resulting two dimensional theory has a natural interpretation as an N = (0, 2) gauge theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2015


  • Duality in Gauge Field Theories
  • Supersymmetric gauge theory
  • Supersymmetry and Duality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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