Instanton operators in five-dimensional gauge theories
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Journal of High Energy Physics
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We discuss instanton operators in five-dimensional gauge theories. These are defined as disorder operators which create a non-vanishing second Chern class on a foursphere surrounding their insertion point. As such they may be thought of as higherdimensional analogues of three-dimensional monopole (or ‘t Hooft) operators. We argue that they play an important role in the enhancement of the Lorentz symmetry for maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills to SO(1, 5) at strong coupling.
AuthorsLambert, N; Papageorgakis, C; Schmidt-Sommerfeld, M
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