Refining the proof of planar equivalence

A. Armoni, M. Shifman, G. Veneziano

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We outline a full nonperturbative proof of planar (large-N) equivalence between bosonic correlators in a theory with Majorana fermions in the adjoint representation and one with Dirac fermions in the two-index (anti) symmetric representation. In a particular case (one-flavor), this reduces to our previous result-planar equivalence between super-Yang-Mills theory and a nonsupersymmetric "orientifold field theory." The latter theory becomes one-flavor massless QCD at N = 3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045015
Pages (from-to)045015-1-045015-6
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 2005


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