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Quantum Phase transitions in 3d Chern-Simons-matter theories

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I will discuss how the tools of supersymmetric localisation may be applied in (mass-deformed) 3d N=4 quiver gauge theories, and how they can be used to uncover an interesting phase structure of these models. Starting with a lightning review of localisation in general, and in particular applied to N=4 CS-matter theories on a three-sphere, I will show how this reduces the path integral to a finite-dimensional matrix model. I will review tools available for solving these matrix models, and show this allows us to uncover non-trivial phase structures in CS-matter theories.

This talk is part of the Quantum Fields and Strings Seminars series.

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