05.03.2015 (Thursday)

Permutation orbifolds and holography

Regular Seminar Mukund Rangamani (Durham)

14:00 QMW
room G.O. Jones 610

CFTs at large central charge display some universal features which can be inferred from holography. Using these as a guide one can obtain some necessary conditions for a given CFT to admit a classical string dual. I will describe attempts to construct a large class of CFTs satisfying these conditions exploiting some technology of permutation orbifolds.