(Symplectic) leaves and (5d Higgs) branches in the Poly(go)nesian Tropical Rain Forest

Author: 

van Beest, M
Bourget, A
Eckhard, J
Schafer-Nameki, S

Publication Date: 

24 November 2020

Journal: 

Journal of High Energy Physics

Last Updated: 

2021-10-19T13:23:59.08+01:00

Issue: 

11

Volume: 

2020

DOI: 

10.1007/JHEP11(2020)124

abstract: 

We derive the structure of the Higgs branch of 5d superconformal field theories or gauge theories from their realization as a generalized toric polygon (or dot diagram). This approach is motivated by a dual, tropical curve decomposition of the (p, q) 5-brane-web system. We define an edge coloring, which provides a decomposition of the generalized toric polygon into a refined Minkowski sum of sub-polygons, from which we compute the magnetic quiver. The Coulomb branch of the magnetic quiver is then conjecturally identified with the 5d Higgs branch. Furthermore, from partial resolutions, we identify the symplectic leaves of the Higgs branch and thereby the entire foliation structure. In the case of strictly toric polygons, this approach reduces to the description of deformations of the Calabi-Yau singularities in terms of Minkowski sums.

Symplectic id: 

1126473

Submitted to ORA: 

Submitted

Publication Type: 

Journal Article