We explore the Higgs branches of five-dimensional N = 1 quiver gauge theories at finite coupling from the paradigm of M-theory on local Calabi-Yau threefolds described as ℂ∗-fibrations over local K3’s. By properly counting local deformations of singularities, we find results compatible with unitary as opposed to special unitary gauge groups. We interpret these results by dualizing to both IIA on local K3’s with D6-branes, and to IIB with 5-branes. Finally, we find that, by compactifying the ℂ∗-fibers to tori, a well-known Stückelberg mechanism eliminates Abelian factors, and provides missing Higgs branch moduli in a very interesting way. This is also explained from the dual IIA and IIB viewpoints.

The role of U(1)’s in 5d theories, Higgs branches, and geometry

Valandro R.
2020-01-01

Abstract

We explore the Higgs branches of five-dimensional N = 1 quiver gauge theories at finite coupling from the paradigm of M-theory on local Calabi-Yau threefolds described as ℂ∗-fibrations over local K3’s. By properly counting local deformations of singularities, we find results compatible with unitary as opposed to special unitary gauge groups. We interpret these results by dualizing to both IIA on local K3’s with D6-branes, and to IIB with 5-branes. Finally, we find that, by compactifying the ℂ∗-fibers to tori, a well-known Stückelberg mechanism eliminates Abelian factors, and provides missing Higgs branch moduli in a very interesting way. This is also explained from the dual IIA and IIB viewpoints.
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