A strong coupling test of S-duality

Cumrun Vafa, Edward Witten

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Abstract

By studying the partition function of N=4 topologically twisted supersymmetric Yang-Mills on four-manifolds, we make an exact strong coupling test of the Montonen-Olive strong-weak duality conjecture. Unexpected and exciting links are found with two-dimensional rational conformal field theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-77
Number of pages75
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume431
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 5 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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