Coulomb and Higgs branches from canonical singularities. Part 0

Author: 

Closset, C
Schafer-Nameki, S
Wang, Y

Publication Date: 

1 February 2021

Journal: 

Journal of High Energy Physics

Last Updated: 

2021-09-02T15:34:15.37+01:00

Issue: 

2

Volume: 

2021

DOI: 

10.1007/jhep02(2021)003

abstract: 

Five- and four-dimensional superconformal field theories with eight supercharges arise from canonical threefold singularities in M-theory and Type IIB string theory, respectively. We study their Coulomb and Higgs branches using crepant resolutions and deformations of the singularities. We propose a relation between the resulting moduli spaces, by compactifying the theories to 3d, followed by 3d N = 4 mirror symmetry and an S-type gauging of an abelian flavor symmetry. In particular, we use this correspondence to determine the Higgs branch of some 5d SCFTs and their magnetic quivers from the geometry. As an application of the general framework, we observe that singularities that engineer Argyres-Douglas theories in Type IIB also give rise to rank-0 5d SCFTs in M-theory. We also compute the higher-form symmetries of the 4d and 5d SCFTs, including the one-form symmetries of generalized Argyres-Douglas theories of type (G, G′).

Symplectic id: 

1123875

Submitted to ORA: 

Submitted

Publication Type: 

Journal Article