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Aspects of the class S superconformal index, and gauge/gravity duality in five/six dimensions

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In the first part of this thesis, we discuss some aspects of the four-dimensional N = 2 superconformal index of theories of class S. We first consider a generalized index on S1 × S3/ℤr, and prove S-duality in a particular fugacity slice. We then go on to study the (round) superconformal index in the presence of surface defects. We develop a systematic prescription to compute surface defects labeled by arbitrary i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Mathematical Physics
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Mathematical Institute

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Funding agency for:
Martin Felix Fluder
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:3362dc52-f87c-4d58-bf82-eeb9a46f8fb3
Local pid:
ora:12167

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