07.11.2007 (Wednesday)

Strings on conifolds from strong coupling

Regular Seminar David Berenstein (University of California, Santa Barbara)

14:00 IC
room 503 Huxley

I will talk about a new method of performing a strong coupling expansion for many superconformal field theories in four dimensions, in particular those that are relavant for the AdS/CFT correspondence. I will first explain the methods for the case of N=4 SYM, as well as what calculations can be done (both analytically and numerically) and I will show how they compare with the dual AdS geometry. I will then explain what generalizations are required for other setups and what new field theory calculations can be done with these methods that were not available before.