Deconstructing S-duality

Event Dates: 

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:30am

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • CTQM Seminar

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G126

Speaker Name(s): 

Andreas Karch

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Washington

Abstract, Event Details: 

After a brief review of recent developments in our understanding of dualities in 2+1 dimensions, I'll describe our progress towards using these novel dualities to gain new insights into 3+1 dimensional physics. In particular, I'll show that the strong-weak coupling duality of maximally supersymmetric gauge theories in 3+1 dimensions can be derived from a well known 2+1 dimensional duality.