Is there a nice list of known Seiberg-dual pairs somewhere? There are so many papers from the middle 1990s but I do not find comprehensive review. Could you suggest a reference?

Seiberg's original paper is this Inspire entry and its cited by these papers, but I do not know of any summary of the information in these 1000's of papers.


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A list of some dual pairs for exceptional gauge groups is in

  • Jacques Distler, Andreas Karch, N=1 Dualities for Exceptional Gauge Groups and Quantum Global Symmetries (arXiv:hep-th/9611088)

For non-exceptional gauge groups there are "lists" in the form of explicit algorithms for how to construct the dual partner, see section 4 of

  • Subir Mukhopadhyay, Koushik Ray, Seiberg duality as derived equivalence for some quiver gauge theories (arXiv:hep-th/0309191).

In as far as a comprehensive list of such lists is missing in the literature, one could construct one on a page like this (if one had the time...)

  • $\begingroup$ For exceptional gauge groups, I would add the following papers to the one listed above. arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9702179v1 arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9712116v1 $\endgroup$
    – Satoshi Nawata
    Oct 21, 2011 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, done. Hm, that might need more discussion. $\endgroup$ Oct 21, 2011 at 1:13
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    $\begingroup$ @Urs There are also Pouliot's class of Seiberg dualities, where a chiral theory is mapped to a non-chiral one: arXiv.org/abs/hep-th/9507018 etc. Can I convert my question to a community wiki, and make the answer itself as the list? $\endgroup$
    – Yuji
    Oct 21, 2011 at 13:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Yuji: You can't award a bounty to yourself. You can start an answer and flag it as community wiki. Alternatively, you can edit an answer posted by another person. Any answer, after enough edits (don't know the threshold) turns into community wiki -- even if the original answerer doesn't want it to. So that's something to bear in mind for diplomacy. But if you don't want the bounty to be lost, you need to award it to someone who answers and is not you. $\endgroup$
    – Aaron Sterling
    Oct 21, 2011 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ Nobody has given me the definitive list as the answer. So, the bounty will be lost, too bad! $\endgroup$
    – Yuji
    Oct 22, 2011 at 13:43

I had seen some such "list" in the papers by Romelsberger and those by Spiridinov and Vartanov. Maybe you are looking for papers like these,

  • Christian Romelsberger, Calculating the Superconformal Index and Seiberg Duality (arXiv:0707.3702)

  • V.P. Spiridonov, G.S. Vartanov, Supersymmetric dualities beyond the conformal window (arXiv:1003.6109)

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, but neither of them is complete, e.g. they don't contain duals with exceptional gauge groups ... $\endgroup$
    – Yuji
    Oct 20, 2011 at 23:03

Here is a review by Chaichian, Chen and Montonen:


  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, but I was not asking for reviews. I'm looking for a comprehensive list of dual pairs. $\endgroup$
    – Yuji
    Oct 12, 2011 at 13:28

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