Imperial College London

Amihay Hanany

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Theoretical Physics



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author = {Hanany, A and He, Y-H},
title = {M2-Branes and Quiver Chern-Simons: A Taxonomic Study},
url = {},
year = {2008}

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AB - We initiate a systematic investigation of the space of 2+1 dimensional quivergauge theories, emphasising a succinct "forward algorithm". Few "orderparametres" are introduced such as the number of terms in the superpotentialand the number of gauge groups. Starting with two terms in the superpotential,we find a generating function, with interesting geometric interpretation, whichcounts the number of inequivalent theories for a given number of gauge groupsand fields. We demonstratively list these theories for some low numbersthereof. Furthermore, we show how these theories arise from M2-branes probingtoric Calabi-Yau 4-folds by explicitly obtaining the toric data of the vacuummoduli space. By observing equivalences of the vacua between markedly differenttheories, we see a new emergence of "toric duality".
AU - Hanany,A
AU - He,Y-H
PY - 2008///
TI - M2-Branes and Quiver Chern-Simons: A Taxonomic Study
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ER -