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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Supersymmetric Statistical Systems and Emergent Geometry

Presented by Volker Schomerus, DESY

10 December 2010 13:00 in CM221

Starting with the pioneering ideas of 't Hooft and Polyakov
much evidence was collected for the existence of intriguing
dualities between the multi-color limit of many 4-dimensional
gauge theories and 2-dimensional statistical systems (strings).
While supersymmetry renders the gauge theory side more tractable,
internal supersymmetry has actually been a source of frustration
within the context of 2-dimensional models. Some of the
difficulties were overcome in recent years. These advances will
be reviewed in first part of the talk. As an application, I shall
then demonstrate how classical symmetric superspaces can emerge
from supersymmetric spin chains and I discuss possible
implications for the AdS/CFT correspondence.

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