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"Recent developments in AdS/CFT with minimal supersymmetry"

Relatore: Dr. Sergio Benvenuti- Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Sala Feynman
24 Gennaio 2006 ore 15.30

Well understood examples of gauge/string correspondence (AdS/CFT) arise from putting branes at singularities. In particular four-dimensional N=1 superconformal gauge theories are engineered putting D3 branes at the tip Calabi-Yau cones. We discuss new explicit constructions of Calabi-Yau cones and their dual gauge theories. We then show how generic exact checks of AdS/CFT are possible, within so called "protected sectors" of the correspondence.