Holography, 1-form symmetries, and confinement

Author: 

Apruzzi, F
Van Beest, M
Gould, D
Schafer-Nameki, S

Publication Date: 

2 September 2021

Journal: 

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

Last Updated: 

2021-10-03T20:07:17.58+01:00

Issue: 

6

Volume: 

104

DOI: 

10.1103/PhysRevD.104.066005

abstract: 

<p>We study confinement in 4d&nbsp;<span tabindex="0">N=1</span>&nbsp;<span tabindex="0">SU(N)</span>&nbsp;Super-Yang Mills (SYM) from a holographic point of view, focusing on the 1-form symmetry and its relation to chiral symmetry breaking (<span tabindex="0">&chi;SB</span>). We identify the topological couplings in the 5d truncation of the Klebanov-Strassler solution that determine the 1-form symmetry and its &rsquo;t Hooft anomalies. One coupling is a mixed 0-/1-form symmetry anomaly related to&nbsp;<span tabindex="0">&chi;SB</span>&nbsp;in gapped confining vacua. In the gravity dual we also identify the infrared 4d topological field theory which realizes&nbsp;<span tabindex="0">&chi;SB</span>&nbsp;and matches the mixed anomaly. Finally, complementing this, we derive the chiral and mixed anomalies from the little string theory realization of pure SYM.</p>

Symplectic id: 

1193834

Submitted to ORA: 

Submitted

Publication Type: 

Journal Article