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Publications [#248089] of M. Ronen Plesser
Papers Published
 Argyres, PC; Ronen Plesser, M; Seiberg, N, The moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD and duality in N = 1 SUSY QCD,
Nuclear Physics B, vol. 471 no. 12
(July, 1996),
pp. 159194, Elsevier BV [9603042], [doi]
(last updated on 2019/02/21)
Abstract: We analyze in detail the moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD with nc colors and nf flavors. The Coulomb branch has submanifolds with nonAbelian gauge symmetry. The massless quarks and gluons at these vacua are smoothly connected to the underlying elementary quarks and gluons. Upon breaking N = 2 by an N = 1 preserving mass term for the adjoint field the theory flows to N = 1 SUSY QCD. Some of the massless quarks and gluons on the moduli space of the N = 2 theory become the magnetic quarks and gluons of the N = 1 theory. In this way we derive the duality m N = 1 SUSY QCD by identifying its crucial building blocks  the magnetic degrees of freedom  using only semiclassical physics and the nonrenormalization theorem.


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