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Cumrun Vafa

Cumrun Vafa is a string theorist at Harvard.

Selected writings

On Chern-Simons theory as a topological string theory (open/closed string duality in interpreting 't Hooft double line notation in the large N limit and in AdS/CFT duality);

Including Wilson loop observables in Chern-Simons theory as a topological string theory:

Introducing Gopakumar-Vafa duality:

On geometric engineering of quantum field theory:

On geometric engineering of QFT on D4-D6 brane intersections subject to the s-rule:

On microscopic explanation of Bekenstein-Hawking entropy via geometric engineering of black holes in string theory as bound states of D-branes:

On topological string theory:

On the large N limit:

On Landau-Ginzburg models:

On D0-D4-brane bound states:

with emphasis on the resulting configuration spaces of points:

On electric-magnetic duality:

On a mysterious duality:

On M-theory on S1/G_HW times H/G_ADE and D=6 N=(1,0) SCFT:

On the KK-compactification of D=6 N=(1,0) SCFT (on M5-branes) to D=4 N=1 super Yang-Mills:

  • Ibrahima Bah, Christopher Beem, Nikolay Bobev, Brian Wecht, Four-Dimensional SCFTs from M5-Branes (arXiv:1203.0303)

  • Shlomo S. Razamat, Cumrun Vafa, Gabi Zafrir, 4d4d 𝒩=1\mathcal{N} = 1 from 6d(1,0)6d (1,0), J. High Energ. Phys. (2017) 2017: 64 (arXiv:1610.09178)

  • Ibrahima Bah, Amihay Hanany, Kazunobu Maruyoshi, Shlomo S. Razamat, Yuji Tachikawa, Gabi Zafrir, 4d4d 𝒩=1\mathcal{N}=1 from 6d6d 𝒩=(1,0)\mathcal{N}=(1,0) on a torus with fluxes (arXiv:1702.04740)

  • Hee-Cheol Kim, Shlomo S. Razamat, Cumrun Vafa, Gabi Zafrir, E-String Theory on Riemann Surfaces, Fortsch. Phys. (arXiv:1709.02496)

  • Hee-Cheol Kim, Shlomo S. Razamat, Cumrun Vafa, Gabi Zafrir, D-type Conformal Matter and SU/USp Quivers, JHEP06(2018)058 (arXiv:1802.00620)

  • Hee-Cheol Kim, Shlomo S. Razamat, Cumrun Vafa, Gabi Zafrir, Compactifications of ADE conformal matter on a torus, JHEP09(2018)110 (arXiv:1806.07620)

On the KK-compactification of D=6 N=(1,0) SCFT (on M5-branes) to D=5 super Yang-Mills theory:

  • Lakshya Bhardwaj, Patrick Jefferson, Hee-Cheol Kim, Houri-Christina Tarazi, Cumrun Vafa, Twisted Circle Compactification of 6d SCFTs (arXiv:1909.11666)

On E-strings:

On swampland conjectures:

Selected talks

On mirror symmetry, topological string theory and a mysterious duality:

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