"Anomaly Inflow for M5-branes wrapping a Riemann Surface" Ibrahima Bah (Johns Hopkins)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
TEP Seminar

Abstract:  In this talk we discuss the ’t Hooft anomalies for theories on the world volume of M5-branes wrapping a punctured Riemann Surface.  We show how to compute them from the geometric setup in M-theory by using anomaly inflow.  In particular, we explain how the boundary data for the M5-branes at the punctures is encoded onto the M-theory geometry.  This allows for a derivation of the contributions to the anomalies from the punctures.  We also discuss the relations between the inflow setup and holography.  

Event Attachments: 
PAB 4-330