"Five-dimensional gauge theory via holography," by Eric D'Hoker (UCLA)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Guest Speaker: Eric D'Hoker (UCLA)

Talk Title: "Five-dimensional gauge theory via holography"


String theory and brane dynamics suggest the existence of five-dimensional superconformal fixed points which are gauge theories without Lagrangian description. Holography offers a perspective on these mysterious theories when the gauge group has high rank. In this talk, I will construct exact Type IIB supergravity solutions with 16 conformal supersymmetries and space-time of the form $AdS_6 \times S^2$ warped over a Riemann surface $\Sigma$ with boundary, and relate the structure of these solutions to five-dimensional gauge dynamics.

Event Attachments: 
PAB 4-330