Two-dimensional SCFTs from D3-branes. (English) Zbl 1390.83088

Summary: We find a large class of two-dimensional \( \mathcal{N} = (0, 2)\) SCFTs obtained by compactifying four-dimensional \( \mathcal{N} =1\) quiver gauge theories on a Riemann surface. We study these theories using anomalies and \(c\)-extremization. The gravitational duals to these fixed points are new \(\mathrm{AdS}_3\) solutions of IIB supergravity which we exhibit explicitly. Along the way we uncover a universal relation between the conformal anomaly coefficients of fourdimensional and two-dimensional SCFTs connected by an RG flow across dimensions. We also observe an interesting novel phenomenon in which the superconformal R-symmetry mixes with baryonic symmetries along the RG flow.


83C47 Methods of quantum field theory in general relativity and gravitational theory
83E50 Supergravity
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