Branes and the Kraft-Procesi transition: classical case

Cabrera, Santiago  (0000 0001 2113 8111, Theoretical Physics, The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, U.K.) ; Hanany, Amihay (0000 0001 2113 8111, Theoretical Physics, The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, U.K.)

25 April 2018

Abstract: Moduli spaces of a large set of 3 d N = 4 $$ \mathcal{N}=4 $$ effective gauge theories are known to be closures of nilpotent orbits. This set of theories has recently acquired a special status, due to Namikawa’s theorem. As a consequence of this theorem, closures of nilpotent orbits are the simplest non-trivial moduli spaces that can be found in three dimensional theories with eight supercharges. In the early 80’s mathematicians Hanspeter Kraft and Claudio Procesi characterized an inclusion relation between nilpotent orbit closures of the same classical Lie algebra. We recently [1] showed a physical realization of their work in terms of the motion of D3-branes on the Type IIB superstring embedding of the effective gauge theories. This analysis is restricted to A-type Lie algebras. The present note expands our previous discussion to the remaining classical cases: orthogonal and symplectic algebras. In order to do so we introduce O3-planes in the superstring description. We also find a brane realization for the mathematical map between two partitions of the same integer number known as collapse . Another result is that basic Kraft-Procesi transitions turn out to be described by the moduli space of orthosymplectic quivers with varying boundary conditions.


Published in: JHEP 1804 (2018) 127
Published by: Springer/SISSA
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2018)127
arXiv: 1711.02378
License: CC-BY-4.0



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