MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Akikazu Hashimoto (U Wisconsin-Madison)
Title: Supergravity duals of N=4 theories in 2+1 dimensions on a Coulomb branch
Date: Wed, May 18, 2016, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: I will review the construction of supergravity duals of N=4 U(N)xU(N+M) gauge field theories in 2+1 dimensions with k fundam ental hypermultiplets charged under N (N). I will outline the behavior of this class of theories as N, M, and k are varied, and highlight the regions where alpha' corrections (but not the quantum corrections) are expected to be strong. I will also describe the construction of supergravitys dual of these theories at generic points on the Coulomb branch.