In this work we investigate the global symmetries of six-dimensional superconformal field theories (6D SCFTs) via their description in F-theory. We provide computer algebra system routines determining global symmetry maxima for all known 6D SCFTs while tracking the singularity types of the associated elliptic fibrations. We tabulate these bounds for many CFTs including every 0-link based theory. The approach we take provides explicit tracking of geometric information which has remained implicit in the classifications of 6D SCFTs to date. We derive a variety of new geometric restrictions on collections of singularity collisions in elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau varieties and collect data from local model analyses of these collisions. The resulting restrictions are sufficient to match the known gauge enhancement structure constraints for all 6D SCFTs without appeal to anomaly cancellation and enable our global symmetry computations for F-theory SCFT models to proceed similarly.
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|Advisor:||Morrison, David R.|
|Commitee:||Cooper, Daryl, Labutin, Denis|
|School:||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mathematics, Theoretical Mathematics, Theoretical physics|
|Keywords:||Algebraic geometry, Calabi-Yau, F-theory, Gauge theory, Global symmetry, Superconformal quantum field theory|
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