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Publication details for Mathew Bullimore

Bullimore, Mathew & Kim, Hee-Cheol (2015). The superconformal index of the (2,0) theory with defects. Journal of High Energy Physics 2015(05): 048.

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We compute the supersymmetric partition function of the six-dimensional (2, 0) theory of type A N −1 on S 1 × S 5 in the presence of both codimension two and codimension four defects. We concentrate on a limit of the partition function depending on a single parameter. From the allowed supersymmetric configurations of defects we find a precise match with the characters of irreducible modules of W N algebras and affine Lie algebras of type A N −1.