Non-Lagrangian theories from brane junctions
Journal article, 2014
In this article we use 5-brane junctions to study the 5D T N SCFTs corresponding to the 5D N = 1 uplift of the 4D N = 2 strongly coupled gauge theories, which are obtained by compactifying N M5 branes on a sphere with three full punctures. Even though these theories have no Lagrangian description, by using the 5-brane junctions proposed by Benini, Benvenuti and Tachikawa, we are able to derive their Seiberg-Witten curves and Nekrasov partition functions. We cross-check our results with the 5D super-conformal index proposed by Kim, Kim and Lee. Through the AGTW correspondence, we discuss the relations between 5D superconformal indices and n -point functions of the q -deformed W N Toda theories.
Supersymmetry and Duality