27.02.2014 (Thursday)

Aspects of 5d gauge theories

Regular Seminar Diego Rodriguez-Gomez (Oviedo U.)

14:00 QMW
room G.O. Jones 208

In this talk I will review recent progress in understanding aspects of 5d gauge theories. Under certain circumstances these can be at fixed points admitting a large N limit, whose gravity dual we will discuss. Such gravity dual suggests a yet more general class of quiver-type fixed point theories which can sometimes be understood in terms of S-duality. To this matter the braneweb construction of the theories will prove very helpful, yielding new insights which we will test using the 5d superconformal index.