MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Djordje Radicevic (Stanford U)
Title: Chern-Simons-matter theories and non-supersymmetric dualities in three dimensions
Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014, 13:15 - 14:45
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: Recent years have seen tremendous progress in understanding large-N non-supersymmetric dualities in three dimensions. We will quickly review these developments, from the humble beginnings to the bold conjectures we currently have, and we will report on some recent progress made on this front. In particular, our focus will be on non-perturbative effects in 1/N: we will show how they can ruin some naively expected dualities, and we will argue how they enter the picture from a Hamiltonian point of view when the dualities in question do hold.