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Relative Defects in Relative Theories: Trapped Higher-Form Symmetries and Irregular Punctures in Class S

@inproceedings{Bhardwaj2021RelativeDI,
  title={Relative Defects in Relative Theories: Trapped Higher-Form Symmetries and Irregular Punctures in Class S},
  author={Lakshya Bhardwaj and Simone Giacomelli and Max Hubner and Sakura Schafer-Nameki},
  year={2021}
}
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