24.01.2007 (Wednesday)

Conformal Field Theories, BPS states and Geometry

Triangular Seminar Alberto Zaffaroni (Univerisy di Milano-Bicocca and INFN, Italy)

16:30 QMW
room Queen Mary

I discuss some aspects of the conformal field theories obtained by placing D3 branes at conical singularities focusing on the rich interplay between the properties of the gauge theories and the geometry of the internal manifold. I discuss in particular the role of baryons, a character for counting all BPS baryonic operators and its geometrical interpretation.