Speaker: Nadav Drukker (King's)
Research Centre: Department of Mathematics
Title: Matrix models for the gauge-gravity correspondence
The gauge-gravity correspondence identifies a field theory with a gravitational theory. The gravitational theory is weakly coupled when the field theory has large coupling and vice versa, which mostly prevents matching nontrivial results between the two descriptions. I will discuss cases when the field theory calculation can be reduced to a finite dimensional matrix integral, representing some counting problems. I will then evaluate the integral exactly and reexpand the exact result, which is valid for all coupling, at strong coupling. The resulting expression should match a weak coupling gravitational (or string theoretic) calculation and I’ll comment on what is known from that direction.
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3.00pm - 4.00pmTuesday 24th January 2017