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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Higher Spins and Strings

Presented by Matthias Gaberdiel, ETH Zurich

29 April 2015 12:00 in CM221


The conjectured relation between higher spin theories on anti de-Sitter (AdS) spaces
and weakly coupled conformal field theories is reviewed. I shall then outline the
evidence in favour of a concrete duality of this kind, relating a specific higher spin
theory on AdS3 to a family of 2d minimal model CFTs. Finally, I shall explain how
this relation fits into the framework of the familiar stringy AdS/CFT correspondence.

Note unusual date and location

Contact anne.taormina@durham.ac.uk for more information