Starts 18 Feb 2014 16:30
Ends 18 Feb 2014 18:00
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Abstract: We study supersymmetric U(N) Chern-Simons theory on S3 coupled to 2N_f chiral multiplets deformed by mass terms. The partition function localizes to a matrix integral, which can be exactly computed in the large N limit. In a specific decompactification limit, the theory exhibits quantum (third-order) phase transitions at finite critical values of the coupling.