"Supersymmetric flavors on curved space and a precision test of AdS/CFT," by Christoph Uhlemann (University of Washington)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics and Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Guest Speaker: Christoph Uhlemann (University of Washington)

Talk Title: "Supersymmetric flavors on curved space and a precision test of AdS/CFT"


Quantum field theory on curved space has long been studied for its interesting phenomenology, and more recently as a means to obtain exact results in supersymmetric theories. In this talk I will describe the holographic duals for N=4 SYM coupled to massive N=2 flavors on AdS_4 and S^4, which reveals an interesting phase structure in both cases. I will discuss a topology-changing phase transition for S^4 and -- to test probe-brane constructions as an extra ingredient in AdS/CFT -- confront holographic computations with exact field theory results obtained using supersymmetric localization.



Event Attachments: 
PAB 4-330