Accidents in (0,2) Landau-Ginzburg theories

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Journal Article

© 2014, The Author(s). Abstract: We study the role of accidental symmetries in two-dimensional (0,2) superconformal field theories obtained by RG flow from (0,2) Landau-Ginzburg theories. These accidental symmetries are ubiquitous, and, unlike in the case of (2,2) theories, their identification is key to correctly identifying the IR fixed point and its properties. We develop a number of tools that help to identify such accidental symmetries in the context of (0,2) Landau-Ginzburg models and provide a conjecture for a toric structure of the SCFT moduli space in a large class of models. We also give a self-contained discussion of aspects of (0,2) conformal perturbation theory.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bertolini, M; Melnikov, IV; Plesser, MR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2014 / 12

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1029-8479

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1126-6708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/JHEP12(2014)157

Citation Source

  • Scopus