• Sep 22 2010

    Applications of the Gauge Theory / Gravity Correspondence: D-branes and Giant Gravitons

    NITheP Seminar on 22 September 2010


    NITheP cordially invites you to a seminar by:


    Dr. Andrea Prinsloo
    National Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stellenbosch



    Date: Wednesday 22nd of September 2010
    Time: 15:00
    Venue: NITheP Stellenbosch Seminar room



    TITLE: Applications of the Gauge Theory / Gravity
    Correspondence: D-branes and Giant Gravitons


    ABSTRACT: Over the last decade, a substantial body of evidence has emerged that various string theories on Anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetimes are dual to conformal field theories (CFTs) in flat space. I shall discuss the gauge theory / gravity dictionary, and how long gauge invariant operators become stringy degrees of freedom in the strong coupling regime. I shall mention several specific examples of SYM / type IIB string theory, and SCS-matter / type IIA string theory correspondences. I shall then focus on giant gravitons and topologically stable wrapped D-branes - in particular, those associated with subdeterminant and determinant operators - in the Klebanov-Witten and (more recent) ABJM dualities.

    Navrae/Enquiries: Prof M Kastner
    Tel: 021 808 3863
    Email: Kastner@sun.ac.za

    Or

    Dr Andrea Prinsloo
    Tel: 021 650 3214
    Tel: 021 808 3866
    andyprinsloo@sun.ac.za