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Publication details for Balt van Rees

Beem, Christopher, Peelaers, Wolfger, Rastelli, Leonardo & van Rees, Balt C. (2015). Chiral algebras of class S. Journal of High Energy Physics 2015(05): 020.

Author(s) from Durham


Four-dimensional NN = 2 superconformal field theories have families of protected correlation functions that possess the structure of two-dimensional chiral algebras. In this paper, we explore the chiral algebras that arise in this manner in the context of theories of class SS . The class SS duality web implies nontrivial associativity properties for the corresponding chiral algebras, the structure of which is best summarized in the language of generalized topological quantum field theory. We make a number of conjectures regarding the chiral algebras associated to various strongly coupled fixed points.