Tuesday at 2:45 or 4PM(note time change)
Center for Theoretical Physics,
5 Cambridge Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The String Club is a forum for members of the string theory group (and long-term visitors) to discuss their current work with each other. Talks are informal and usually blackboard. All are welcome to attend. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGES FROM WEEK TO WEEK DUE TO OTHER SEMINARS EVERY THIRD WEEK.
Henriette Elvang and Allan Adams
Spring 2007 schedule of talks
February 13, 2:45PM
World Sheet and Integrability
February 20, 4PM
Kappa Symmetry , Part I
February 27, 4PM
``Hopf algebras and integrable structures in AdS-CFT"
Abstract: "We will provide an introduction to Hopf algebras, and explain
how they have become relevant for the issue of integrability in AdS-CFT.
After introducing the mathematical notions, an Hopf algebra for the N=4
SYM super-spin-chain will be formulated, and connected developments on the
string theory side will be mentioned."
March 6, 2:45PM
Kappa Symmetry Part II
March 13, 2:45PM
Holographic QCD and Pion Mass
March 20, 4PM
Anomalies and exactly marginal deformations in brane tilings
March 27 no talk, Spring Break
April 3, 2:45PM
Landau-Lifshitz sigma models and the AdS/CFT correspondence
April 10, 2:45PM
Correspondence between Light-Cone String Field Theory and Matrix String Theory
April 17, 2:45PM
no seminar due to Patriot's day vacation no classes at MIT
April 24, 2:45PM
no seminar this week
*May 2, 2PM (Note different day and time)
Michael Kiermaier"Analytic Solutions in Open String Field Theory"
After a short introduction to the basic concepts of String Field Theory,
the algebraic and geometric insights that recently allowed the explicit
construction of analytic solutions in SFT will be outlined. Then the
solution corresponding to marginal deformations will be derived. It
constitutes the first solution that is not gauge equivalent to a
(perturbative or non-perturbative) vacuum.
May 8, 2:45PM
``Quivers and Shivers "
Brane tilings are useful tools for describing the matter content and superpotential
of quiver gauge theories on a stack of D3-branes probing toric Calabi-Yau singularities.
A brief introduction to tilings is followed by the discussion of more recent results.
Talks are completed until September 2007