New SCFTs From M5-Branes

Particle Physics Theory seminar

New SCFTs From M5-Branes

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 3rd December 2014
  • Speaker: Brian Wecht (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room,

Event details

In string/M-theory, it is possible to engineer a wide variety of interesting supersymmetric conformal field theories (SCFTs) by wrapping branes on nontrivial manifolds. In this talk, I will describe a new infinite set of theories which come from M5-branes on Riemann surfaces. The corresponding supergravity solutions interpolate between, and extend beyond, a famous pair of solutions by Maldacena and Nuñez. Additionally, the dual SCFTs are "non-Lagrangian" theories, which have no weakly coupled UV descriptions, yet can (and will) be described explicitly.

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..

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