Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: M5's, D4's and 5D SYM
6 May 2011 13:00 in CM221
We revisit the relationship between the 6D (2,0) M5 CFT compactified on a circle to 5D maximally supersymmetric YM Gauge Theory. We show that in the broken phase 5D SYM contains a spectrum of soliton states that can be identified with the complete KK modes of an M2 ending on the M5's. This provides evidence that the (2,0) theory on a circle is equivalent to 5D SYM with no additional UV degrees of freedom, suggesting that the latter is in fact a well-defined quantum theory and possibly finite.