Research lectures, seminars and events
The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.
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Events for 4 May 2012
Interacting theories of higher spin gauge fields are a very nontrivial generalisation of Einstein gravity. They seem to be consistently defined only in spacetimes with a non-zero cosmological constant where their strucutre is powerfully constrained by the large symmetry. In recent times, these theories (on anti de sitter space) have proved to be very interesting laboratories for non-supersymmetric versions of the AdS/CFT correspondence. I will give an overview of these topics and why they might be of interest even beyond the string theory context.