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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Matrix models: a new basis for the theory of fundamental interactions?

Presented by Harold Steinacker, Vienna

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.

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