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Würzburg Seminar on Quantum Field Theory and Gravity

S-Dual of Maxwell–Chern-Simons Theory
Date: 01/16/2024, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: onsite (SE4)
Organizer: Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik III
Speaker: Adi Armoni (Swansea U.)

After reviewing S-duality in 4d and mirror symmetry in 3d, I will discuss the dynamics of three-dimensional Maxwell theory coupled to a level- Chern-Simons term. 
Motivated by S-duality in string theory, I will argue that the theory admits an S-dual description. The S-dual theory contains a non gauge one-form field, previously proposed by Deser and Jackiw and a Chern-Simons term, . The couplings to external electric and magnetic currents and their string theory realizations will also be discussed.