Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Volume 24 (2020)
Two-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories with exceptional gauge groups
Pages: 67 – 123
We apply the recent proposal for mirrors of nonabelian $(2,2)$ supersymmetric two-dimensional gauge theories to make predictions for two-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories with exceptional gauge groups $G_2$, $F_4$, $E_6$, $E_7$, and $E_8$. We compute the mirror Landau–Ginzburg models and predict excluded Coulomb loci and Coulomb branch relations (quantum cohomology). We also discuss the relationship between weight lattice normalizations and theta angle periodicities in the proposal, and explore different conventions for the mirrors. Finally, we discuss the behavior of pure gauge theories with exceptional gauge groups under RG flow, and describe evidence that any pure supersymmetric two-dimensional gauge theory with connected and simply-connected semisimple gauge group flows in the IR to a free theory of as many twisted chiral superfields as the rank of the gauge group, extending previous results for $SU$, $SO$, and $S_p$ gauge theories.
Eric Sharpe was partially supported by NSF grant PHY-1720321.
Published 22 May 2020