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Regular Seminar David Berenstein (UCSB)
at: 13:30 room B1004  abstract: Half BPS states (operators) in N=4 SYM are famously described by free fermions both at weak and strong coupling. I describe a set of conjectures for a preferred class of states in more general conformal field theories that can be tested in supergravity for when such a free fermion description might arise and some motivation for it applying generally. The states in question belong to the chiral ring of a supersymmetric conformal field theory that extremize an additional U(1) charge for fixed dimension and can be reduced to multitraces of a composite matrix field, which is equivalent to using Young tableaux (Schur polynomials) as a basis. The main conjecture asserts that if the Young tableaux are orthogonal, then the set of extremal three point functions of traces to order 1/N are determined up to a single constant. The conjecture is extended further by providing an exact norm for the Schur basis and this norm arises from a set of free fermions for a generalized oscillator algebra. 
Regular Seminar David Berenstein (UCSB)
at: 14:00 room G.O. Jones 610  abstract: Half BPS states (operators) in N=4 SYM are famously described by free fermions both at weak and strong coupling. I describe a set of conjectures for a preferred class of states in more general conformal field theories that can be tested in supergravity for when such a free fermion description might arise and some motivation for it applying generally. The states in question belong to the chiral ring of a supersymmetric conformal field theory that extremize an additional U(1) charge for fixed dimension and can be reduced to multitraces of a composite matrix field, which is equivalent to using Young tableaux (Schur polynomials) as a basis. The main conjecture asserts that if the Young tableaux are orthogonal, then the set of extremal three point functions of traces to order 1/N are determined up to a single constant. The conjecture is extended further by providing an exact norm for the Schur basis and this norm arises from a set of free fermions for a generalized oscillator algebra. 
Exceptional Seminar David Berenstein (UCSB)
at: 14:00 room H503  abstract:

Regular Seminar David Berenstein (University of California, Santa Barbara)
at: 14:00 room 503 Huxley  abstract: 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. 