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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Archives

On this page you can find information about seminars in this and previous academic years, where available on the database.

Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: String methods for strongly coupled particle physics

Presented by Kasper Peeters, ITP, Utrecht

30 January 2007 11:00 in CLC 202

Ideas about a duality between gauge fields and strings have been
around for many decades. During the last ten years, these ideas have
taken a much more concrete mathematical form. String descriptions of
the strongly coupled dynamics of semi-realistic gauge theories,
exhibiting confinement and chiral symmetry breaking, are now
available. These provide remarkably simple ways to compute properties
of the observed strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma phase, and also
shed new light on various phenomenological models of hadron
fragmentation. I will present a review and highlight some exciting
recent developments.

Contact d.g.cerdeno@durham.ac.uk or p.e.dorey@durham.ac.uk for more information

Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).