IPMU 13-0234
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$\mathsc{𝒩}=2$ supersymmetric dynamics for dummies

Yuji Tachikawa${}^{♯,♭}$

 ${}^{♭}$ Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 133-0022, Japan ${}^{♯}$ Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan

abstract

We give a pedagogical introduction to the dynamics of $\mathsc{𝒩}=2$ supersymmetric systems in four dimensions. The topic ranges from the Lagrangian and the Seiberg-Witten solutions of $SU\left(2\right)$ gauge theories to Argyres-Douglas CFTs and Gaiotto dualities, while discussions on instanton integrals are intentionally left out.

This lecture note is a write-up of the author’s lectures at Tohoku University, Nagoya University and Rikkyo University.

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