Corpus ID: 17462429

A Perturbative Window into Non-Perturbative Physics

  title={A Perturbative Window into Non-Perturbative Physics},
  author={R. Dijkgraaf and C. Vafa},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • R. Dijkgraaf, C. Vafa
  • Published 2002
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
  • We argue that for a large class of N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories the effective superpotential as a function of the glueball chiral superfield is exactly given by a summation of planar diagrams of the same gauge theory. This perturbative computation reduces to a matrix model whose action is the tree-level superpotential. For all models that can be embedded in string theory we give a proof of this result, and we sketch an argument how to derive this more generally directly in field theory… CONTINUE READING

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