Three-index symmetric matter representations of SU(2) in F-theory from non-Tate form Weierstrass models
Author(s)Klevers, Denis; Taylor IV, Washington
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We give an explicit construction of a class of F-theory models with matter in the three-index symmetric (4) representation of SU(2). This matter is realized at codimen-sion two loci in the F-theory base where the divisor carrying the gauge group is singular; the associated Weierstrass model does not have the form associated with a generic SU(2) Tate model. For 6D theories, the matter is localized at a triple point singularity of arithmetic genus g = 3 in the curve supporting the SU(2) group. This is the first explicit realization of matter in F-theory in a representation corresponding to a genus contribution greater than one. The construction is realized by “unHiggsing” a model with a U(1) gauge factor under which there is matter with charge q = 3. The resulting SU(2) models can be further unHiggsed to realize non-Abelian G[subscript 2] × SU(2) models with more conventional matter content or SU(2)[superscript 3] models with trifundamental matter. The U(1) models used as the basis for this construction do not seem to have a Weierstrass realization in the general form found by Morrison-Park, suggesting that a generalization of that form may be needed to incorporate models with arbitrary matter representations and gauge groups localized on singular divisors.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Theoretical Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Journal of High Energy Physics
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Klevers, Denis, and Washington Taylor. "Three-index symmetric matter representations of SU(2) in F-theory from non-Tate form Weierstrass models." Journal of High Energy Physics (June 2016) 2016:171.
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