Mass spectrum of supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in three dimensions

Paul Haney, John R. Hiller, Oleg Lunin, Stephen Pinsky, Uwe Trittmann

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We consider supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on RxS1xS1. In particular, we choose one of the compact directions to be light like and another to be space like. Since the SDLCQ regularization explicitly preserves supersymmetry, this theory is totally finite, and thus we can solve for bound state wave functions and masses numerically without renormalizing. We present the masses as functions of the longitudinal and transverse resolutions and show that the masses converge rapidly in both resolutions. We also study the behavior of the spectrum as a function of the coupling and find that at strong coupling there is a stable, well-defined spectrum which we present. We also find several unphysical states that decouple at large transverse resolution. There are two sets of massless states; one set is massless only at zero coupling and the other is massless at all couplings. Together these sets of massless states are in one-to-one correspondence with the full spectrum of the dimensionally reduced theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number075002
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2000


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