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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Publication details for Balt van Rees

Beem, Christopher, Lemos, Madalena, Liendo, Pedro, Peelaers, Wolfger, Rastelli, Leonardo & van Rees, Balt C. (2015). Infinite Chiral Symmetry in Four Dimensions. Communications in Mathematical Physics 336(3): 1359-1433.

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We describe a new correspondence between four-dimensional conformal field theories with extended supersymmetry and two-dimensional chiral algebras. The meromorphic correlators of the chiral algebra compute correlators in a protected sector of the four-dimensional theory. Infinite chiral symmetry has far-reaching consequences for the spectral data, correlation functions, and central charges of any four-dimensional theory with N=2N=2 superconformal symmetry.