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Deconstructing the BPS sector of (2,0) and Little String Theories

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I will discuss a setup in which the dimensional-deconstruction limit can be applied at the level of exact, N=2 partition functions on the four sphere, calculated via localisation or topological strings. This leads to the BPS partition function of the 6D (2,0) SCFT on the four sphere times a torus and provides a quantitative check of the deconstruction proposal. The same principle will then be applied to the deconstruction of Little String Theory. This provides a nontrivial test for a recent proposal regarding N=1 partition functions on the four sphere, which are not currently calculable via localisation or topological string theory.

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

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