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Surface operators in the 6d N = (2, 0) theory. / Drukker, Nadav; Probst, Malte; Trépanier, Maxime.

In: Journal Of Physics A-Mathematical And Theoretical, Vol. 53, No. 36, 365401, 11.09.2020.

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Drukker, N, Probst, M & Trépanier, M 2020, 'Surface operators in the 6d N = (2, 0) theory', Journal Of Physics A-Mathematical And Theoretical, vol. 53, no. 36, 365401. https://doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/aba1b7

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Drukker, N., Probst, M., & Trépanier, M. (2020). Surface operators in the 6d N = (2, 0) theory. Journal Of Physics A-Mathematical And Theoretical, 53(36), [365401]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/aba1b7

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Drukker N, Probst M, Trépanier M. Surface operators in the 6d N = (2, 0) theory. Journal Of Physics A-Mathematical And Theoretical. 2020 Sep 11;53(36). 365401. https://doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/aba1b7

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Drukker, Nadav ; Probst, Malte ; Trépanier, Maxime. / Surface operators in the 6d N = (2, 0) theory. In: Journal Of Physics A-Mathematical And Theoretical. 2020 ; Vol. 53, No. 36.

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