Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Strings and QCD, or the rise, fall and rebirth of string models of the strong interactions

Speaker : Professor Jeff Harvey


Abstract :

String theory was originally developed as a theory of the strong interactions. This approach largely disappeared due to the discovery of asymptotic freedom and the development of QCD , and string theory later came to be viewed as an approach to quantum gravity and unification. Recent developments growing out of the AdS/CFT correspondence have revived the connection between string theory and the strong interactions. I will describe elements of this history and discuss recent progress in using string theory to model the strong interactions.

Key Speaker Professor Jeff Harvey
Guests None
Place HSB 310
Start Time 5:00 PM
Finish Time 6:00 PM
External Link None