Supersymmetric Gauge Theories and their Dualities

Lecturer: Prof. Susanne Reffert

Place: ExWi B001

Time: HS2016 - every Tuesday, 10:15 - 12:00.


In this course, I will review supersymmetric gauge theories in 4 and 3 spacetime dimensions. I will discuss (Seiberg-like) dualities among these gauge theories, focusing on the example of supersymmetric QCD specific to 4 and 3 dimensions. Towards the end of the course, I will touch upon the non-trivial problem of reducing 4D dualities to 3D dualities, as well as brane-realizations of the gauge theories in question.



The material of this course is more or less contained in my review article String theory and the 4D/3D reduction of Seiberg duality. A Review. However in the review, there is less emphasis on the introductory material and a lot more advanced material, in particular many generalizations of the dualities discussed in the course.