Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Matrix models: a new basis for the theory of fundamental interactions?
28 October 2011 13:00 in CM221
Matrix models of Yang-Mills type have been proposed as candidates for a
theory of fundamental interactions including gravity. They are related to
string theory as well as noncommutative gauge theory.
Focusing on the so-called IKKT model, some basic mechanisms will be
explained, and recent progress in the understanding of non-trivial
geometry and gravity within this model is reviewed. A possible realization
of the standard model of elementary particles through intersecting brane
configurations is exhibited.