Non-supersymmetric cousins of supersymmetric gauge theories: quantum space of parameters and double scaling limits

  title={Non-supersymmetric cousins of supersymmetric gauge theories: quantum space of parameters and double scaling limits},
  author={Frank Ferrari},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
  • F. Ferrari
  • Published 16 March 2000
  • Physics
  • Physics Letters B

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