We consider non-supersymmetric large N orientifold field theories. Specifically, we discuss a gauge theory with a Dirac fermion in the antisymmetric tensor representation. We argue that, at large N and in a large part of its bosonic sector, this theory is nonperturbatively equivalent to N=1 SYM, so that exact results established in the latter (parent) theory also hold in the daughter orientifold theory. In particular, the non-supersymmetric theory has an exactly calculable bifermion condensate, exactly degenerate parity doublets, and a vanishing cosmological constant (all this to leading order in 1/ N).
Nuclear Physics B
- Pub Date:
- September 2003
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 18 pages, Latex. 3 figures. v2,v3: minor changes, refs. added, to appear in Nucl.Phys.B