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Title: Global Symmetries, Counterterms, and Duality in Chern-Simons Matter Theories with Orthogonal Gauge Groups

We study three-dimensional gauge theories based on orthogonal groups. Depending on the global form of the group these theories admit discrete \theta θ -parameters, which control the weights in the sum over topologically distinct gauge bundles. We derive level-rank duality for these topological field theories. Our results may also be viewed as level-rank duality for SO(N)_{K} S O ( N ) K Chern-Simons theory in the presence of background fields for discrete global symmetries. In particular, we include the required counterterms and analysis of the anomalies. We couple our theories to charged matter and determine how these counterterms are shifted by integrating out massive fermions. By gauging discrete global symmetries we derive new boson-fermion dualities for vector matter, and present the phase diagram of theories with two-index tensor fermions, thus extending previous results for SO(N) S O ( N ) to other global forms of the gauge group.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
  2. Princeton University
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0009988
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
SciPost Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 4; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2018-07-23 04:47:12; Journal ID: ISSN 2542-4653
Publisher:
Stichting SciPost
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
OSTI Identifier:
1435362