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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: 1/16-BPS states in N=4 Yang-Mills Theory

Presented by Seok Kim, Imperial College, London

9 May 2008 13:00 in CM221

I will talk about the recent progress of identifying and counting a class of 1/16-BPS operators in weakly-interacting N=4 Yang-Mills theory on S^3 X time. The purely bosonic operators are shown not to provide enough states to account for supersymmetric black holes. I will also discuss the giant and dual giant graviton interpretations of the states made of a scalar and derivatives. I will close by a couple of comments on various 1/8-BPS limits and the superconformal index.

Contact daniele.dorigoni@durham.ac.uk or jyotirmoy.bhattacharya@durham.ac.uk for more information