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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminars

This week's seminars

Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: BMS Field Theories and Modular Invariance

Presented by Arjun Bagchi , Kanpur

15 October 2018 13:00 in CM301

In this talk, we will consider 2d field theories invariant under the BMS3 algebra, putatively dual to 3d Minkowski spacetimes and discuss the notion of a version of modular invariance in these theories. We will revisit the derivation of the BMS-Cardy formula and its reproduction of the entropy of cosmological horizons in flat space. We would then discuss in detail the construction of characters for these 2d field theories.

Contact christiana.pantelidou@durham.ac.uk or mathew.r.bullimore@durham.ac.uk for more information

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