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Title: Expanding the landscape of $$ \mathcal{N} $$ = 2 rank 1 SCFTs

Here, we refine our previous proposal [1-3] for systematically classifying 4d rank-1 N = 2 SCFTs by constructing their possible Coulomb branch geometries. Four new recently discussed rank-1 theories [4, 5], including novel N = 3 SCFTs, sit beautifully in our refined classification framework. By arguing for the consistency of their RG flows we can make a strong case for the existence of at least four additional rank-1 SCFTs, nearly doubling the number of known rank-1 SCFTs. The refinement consists of relaxing the assumption that the flavor symmetries of the SCFTs have no discrete factors. This results in an enlarged (but finite) set of possible rank-1 SCFTs. Their existence can be further constrained using consistency of their central charges and RG flows.
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  1. Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States)
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Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
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Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
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Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States)
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United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS extended supersymmetry; nonperturbative effects; supersymmetric gauge theory