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25.01.2017 (Wednesday)

AdS crunches from relevant deformations of CFTs

Regular Seminar Prem Kumar (Swansea)

13:15 KCL
room G01 Norfolk Building

We discuss examples of relevant deformations of known CFTs placed in de Sitter spacetime, possessing AdS gravity duals with Big Crunch singularities. We point out generic aspects of such dual backgrounds, including the behaviour in the vicinity of the singularity, holographic correlators in the geodesic approximation, and retarded correlators in an analytically tractable example within the AdS_4/CFT_3 context. We briefly describe an attempt to characterise the bulk crunch and its putative resolution within the O(N) vector model in 3D.

31.01.2007 (Wednesday)

20.10.2004 (Wednesday)

N=1 duality cascades from deformations of N=4 theory

Triangular Seminar Prem Kumar (DAMTP)

16:30 KCL
room 1B27

We show that certain exactly marginal and relevant deformations of N=4 theory which preserve N=1 supersymmetry, exhibit rich infrared dynamics. These theories have moduli spaces with discrete (Higgs) branches. On certain branches the theory flows to the Klebanov-Witten conifold SCFT, while on other branches the theory undergoes a Seiberg duality cascade terminating in an N=1 theory with a mass gap. Using the matrix model approach the quantum moduli spaces and quantum superpotentials of these theories can be computed exactly. In the D-brane picture these quantum moduli spaces correspond to the Calabi-Yau space in the geometric dual description of the gauge theory.

26.02.2004 (Thursday)

Strings on zero radius AdS and free field theory

Regular Seminar Prem Kumar (DAMTP University of Cambridge)

14:00 QMW
room 112