Vector Mesons and an Interpretation of Seiberg Duality

Research paper by Zohar Komargodski

Indexed on: 02 Dec '10Published on: 02 Dec '10Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


We interpret the dynamics of Supersymmetric QCD (SQCD) in terms of ideas familiar from the hadronic world. Some mysterious properties of the supersymmetric theory, such as the emergent magnetic gauge symmetry, are shown to have analogs in QCD. On the other hand, several phenomenological concepts, such as "hidden local symmetry" and "vector meson dominance," are shown to be rigorously realized in SQCD. These considerations suggest a relation between the flavor symmetry group and the emergent gauge fields in theories with a weakly coupled dual description.