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20 votes
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Diffeomorphism group vs. $GL(4,\mathbb{R})$ in General Relativity

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1 answer
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Difference between Cartesian product $\times$ and tensor product $\otimes$ on groups

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Elliptic genus; What is it within string/M-theory?

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1 answer
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Why holographic renormalization?

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1 answer
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How can I understand instantons as sheaves?

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1 answer
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A fundamental question about Seiberg duality

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1 answer
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Georgi-Glashow model and the VEV of the scalar field

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Why M-theory has only M2 and M5 branes?

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3 answers
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Sign of the totally anti-symmetric Levi-Civita tensor $\varepsilon^{\mu_1 \ldots}$ when raising indices

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1 answer
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Why the bosonic part of the superconformal group $SU(2,2|1)$ is $SO(4,2) \times U(1)_R$?

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How can I get the Seiberg-Witten curve from M-theory?

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1 answer
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Obstruction in calculating $\mathcal{Z}_{\mathcal{N}=1}$ SYM partition function

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Branes wrapping curves in M-theory. What does it mean?

4 votes
1 answer
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Confusion about square bracket notation in the the Kronecker delta symbol

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Meaning of the Coulomb and Higgs branch for non-Lagrangian theories?

3 votes
1 answer
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Type IIB string theory is chiral. Do there exist non-chiral II SUGRA theories?

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1 answer
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What does it mean to "uplift" a supergravity solution to higher dimensions?

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Clarification: Why the gauge symmetry of pure Yang-Mills is $PU(n)$ and not $SU(n)$? [closed]

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What information do quiver gauge diagrams provide?

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645 views

Higher rank $\gamma$-matrix question

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1 answer
311 views

Trying to show that the current is conserved

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2 answers
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Topological strings: Why is the complex structure for $T^2$ denoted as $\tau$ in string theory?

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How do I obtain the SUSY Transformations from Poisson Brackets?

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1 answer
238 views

Where are the $U(1)$ topological gauge theory zero modes?

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What exactly is the "diagonal embedding" in the supersymmetric topological twist?

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Intuition behind Nekreasov's instanton partition function. What do the partitions represent exactly?

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1 answer
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What is $\mathcal{N}=2$ QED?

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Hypermultiplet as BPS particles

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1 answer
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My glasses seem to be polarizing the light when they want. What is happening?

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Protected operators by SUSY