Space-time reduction of large-N gauge theories: a lattice perspective
- Event time: All day
- Event date: 5th October 2009
- Speaker: Barak Bringoltz (University of Washington, Seattle)
- Location: Room 5326, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Space-time reduction is a remarkable property of large-N gauge theories that allows one to perform lattice simulations on very small volumes. I plan to explain this idea, review its history, and discuss recent developments in the context of gauge theories with fermions in high representations of the gauge group. Such theories are of relevance to QCD and to physics which is beyond the standard model.
The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..