String group bag lunch
In 2013/2014, the Oxford string theory group will continue its informal lunchtime sessions at 12 o'clock each Wednesday during term time, in L5 (or L3) on the mezzanine floor of the Andrew Wiles building. This is a chance to get together once a week to discuss topics of interest in an informal way, and hopefully learn from each other. Unfortunately, no food is allowed in the seminar room, but those who want may continue discussions over lunch at the mezzanine cafeteria after the seminar.
Below is the list of people who have agreed to lead discussions on given weeks, and the corresponding topics. If you wish to suggest a topic you would like to know more about, or volunteer to present something, contact Magdalena, Ricardo or Volker. Remember that we want to keep these sessions informal and discussional. Everything should be done on the whiteboard or verbally (no slides!), and should assume as little prior knowledge as is reasonable.
Schedule for this Semester
|Week||Date||Room||Speaker||Topic and References|
|1||22.1.||L5||Michael Enciso||Twistors and the Ward construction of ASDYM fields
Ward: On Self Dual Gauge Fields, Witten: An interpretation of classical Yang Mills theory, Ward and Wells: Twistor Geometry and Field Theory.
|2||29.1.||L5||Lotte Hollands||Localisation in supersymmetric gauge theories 2: Two- sphere
partition function and Gromov-Witten invariants
arXiv:1206.2356, arXiv:1206.2606, arXiv:1208.6244.
|3||5.2.||L5||Martin Fluder||N=2 Gaiotto theories
arXiv:0904.2715, arXiv:hep-th/9407087, arXiv:hep-th/9408099.
|4||12.2.||L5||Eiric Svanes||D-Branes and K-Theory|
|5||19.2.||L5||Arthur Lipstein||Scattering Amplitudes and Cluster Algebras
|6||26.2.||L5||Philipp Kleinert||Introduction to AdS/CFT and application of the holographic dictionary|
|7||5.3.||L5||Andrew O'Bannon||AdS/CFT and Condensed Matter Physics
arXiv:1008.2828, arXiv:1105.3197, arXiv:1106.4324.
References for Week 7
In this talk I will review applications of AdS/CFT to condensed matter physics, an area sometimes called AdS/CMT. The first half of the talk will be a lightning review of select topics in condensed matter physics: Landau Fermi Liquids, non-Fermi liquids, quantum criticality, fractionalization, and Luttinger's theorem. The second half of the talk will be a review of how AdS/CFT has addressed some open questions related to these topics.
Some reviews of AdS/CMT are
Schedule for Other Semesters
Potential future topics
- Hawking radiation/black hole information loss/Firewalls
- F-theory continued
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