Seibergology
Thanks to Joe for preparing this list of recommended readings.
The Reviews Peskin, hep-th/9702094. Pretty good but, as Devin pointed out to me last year, there are a lot of typos (many of his U(1) charges are wrong). Seiberg & Intriligator, hep-th/9509066. Ok, but I remember wanting to see more details than are presented here. Preliminaries to N=1 Seiberg Affleck, Dine & Seiberg, NPB 241 (1984) 493-534. A classic paper...I don't know how necessary it is, though. It does an instanton calculation to demonstrate that the superpotential allowed by symmetry considerations is indeed generated nonperturbatively. Seiberg, hep-ph/9309335. Very clear discussion of Seiberg's techniques. Seiberg, hep-th/9402044. Essential stuff concerning the moduli space of vacua in N=1 theories. Seiberg, hep-th/9411149. The Seiberg duality paper...builds on the previous one. I think it is also the clearest discussion. Seiberg/Witten N=2 Seiberg & Witten, hep-th/9407087. Original Seiberg-Witten paper dealing with N=2 SU(2) SYM...also the clearest discussion of the subject in my opinion. Seiberg & Witten, hep-th/9408099. Extension of Seiberg-Witten to N=2 SU(2) SYM with matter fields also included...very clear Argyres, Plesser & Seiberg, hep-th/9603042. Ties together Seiberg's N=1 stuff and the Seiberg-Witten N=2 stuff. Good discussion of N=2 moduli space...If memory serves (elder and/or wiser please correct) it shows that when N=2 is broken to N=1 only isolated points of the moduli space, corresponding to theories related by Seiberg duality, remain. Argyres & Faraggi, hep-th/9411057. Extension of Seiberg-Witten to SU(N) theories...no new conceptual things here, just new details. Argyres, Plesser & Shapere, hep-th/9505100. Extension of Seiberg-Witten to SU(N) theories with matter fields...again, no new conceptual things here, just new details. |