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The superconformal index of the (2,0) theory with defects.

Bullimore, Mathew and Kim, Hee-Cheol (2015) 'The superconformal index of the (2,0) theory with defects.', Journal of high energy physics., 2015 (05). 048.


We compute the supersymmetric partition function of the six-dimensional (2, 0) theory of type A N −1 on S 1 × S 5 in the presence of both codimension two and codimension four defects. We concentrate on a limit of the partition function depending on a single parameter. From the allowed supersymmetric configurations of defects we find a precise match with the characters of irreducible modules of W N algebras and affine Lie algebras of type A N −1.

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Date accepted:21 April 2015
Date deposited:08 June 2018
Date of first online publication:08 May 2015
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