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05.11.2014 (Wednesday)

Gerbes on the Lattice

Regular Seminar Ron Reid-Edwards (Hull)

14:00 IC
room H503

Abelian gerbes play a ubiquitous role in string and supergravity theories. It is conjectured that non-abelian gerbe theories exist, but a satisfactory explicit construction of such a theory has not yet been achieved. Inspired by the possibility that a non-abelian theory of gerbes may be possible on non-conventional spacetimes, I will consider a toy model on a lattice that allows one to make some progress in this problem. In this talk, I will show how abelian gerbe theories may be described naturally on the lattice. I will outline a non-abelian generalisation and show how, under dimensional reduction, such theories give rise to lattice Yang-Mills.

03.11.2009 (Tuesday)

Quantum Field theory, String Theory and Twistor Theory, towards a perturbative duality

Regular Seminar Ronald Reid-Edwards (City University London)

15:00 City U.
room Ronald Reid-Edwards

In this seminar, I will give an introduction to a series of ideas which suggest that many aspects of quantum fied theories, including the celebrated N=4 super Yang-Mills, may be most simply understood in terms of a dual theory in twistor space. No previous knowledge of string theory or twistor theory will be assumed.

23.01.2009 (Friday)

An Introduction to non-geometric backgrounds in string theory

Journal Club Ron Reid-Edwards (Queen Mary)

15:00 QMW
room 609

This is the first lecture of a short course on non-geometric backgrounds. For more information on the course and the schedule, please visit and follow the link to the Graduate Program in String/Field Theory.