Argyres-Douglas theories, Painlevé II and quantum mechanics

Grassi, Alba (0000 0001 2216 9681, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, 1194-3636, U.S.A.) ; Gu, Jie (Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de l’ École Normale Supérieure, CNRS, PSL Research University, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, 75005, Paris, France)

13 February 2019

Abstract: We show in details that the all order genus expansion of the two-cut Hermitian cubic matrix model reproduces the perturbative expansion of the H 1 Argyres-Douglas theory coupled to the Ω background. In the self-dual limit we use the Painlevé/gauge correspondence and we show that, after summing over all instanton sectors, the two-cut cubic matrix model computes the tau function of Painlevé II without taking any double scaling limit or adding any external fields. We decode such solution within the context of transseries. Finally in the Nekrasov-Shatashvili limit we connect the H 1 and the H 0 Argyres-Douglas theories to the quantum mechanical models with cubic and double well potentials.


Published in: JHEP 1902 (2019) 060
Published by: Springer/SISSA
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2019)060
arXiv: 1803.02320
License: CC-BY-4.0



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