Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Applications of branes in string theory
26 November 2002 16:00 in CLC 202
"Recent developments have shown that string theory is really a theory of particles, strings, membranes and other higher dimensional objects, generically called branes. I will review some properties of these solitonic extended objects. Interestingly, understanding some features of these branes has led to new approaches to more conventional lower dimensional physics. In particular, I will describe how branes have recently proved very useful in understanding properties of gauge theories and black holes."
Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).