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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: QCD-like Gauge Dynamics From Gravity Duals

Presented by Nick Evans (University of Southampton),

30 May 2003 00:00 in CM221

"The AdS/CFT Correspondence provides a prototype example of a duality between a weakly coupled gravity theory and a strongly coupled gauge theory. Recently progress has been made in pushing this technology closer to more QCD-like gauge theories which confine, have a mass gap and produce quark condensates. I discuss some non-supersymmetric deformations of the AdS/CFT Correspondence including one that describes pure glue in the IR. The glueball spectrum can be calculated and shows an encouraging level of agreement with lattice data. I also discuss introducing quark fields via D7 brane probes which allows the induced quark condensate to be calculated and the meson spectrum to be studied. "

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