11-22 August 2014
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone

Confinement and 4-manifolds

20 Aug 2014, 14:00
1h
4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room

CERN

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Speaker

Sergei Gukov (Caltech)

Description

In this talk I will survey a connection between two very challenging problems, one in physics and one in math. The physics problem involves quantitative understanding of confinement in a system with least amount of supersymmetry that has been studied so far and that has a wide range of applications, from semi-realistic string models to qualitatively new examples of gauge-gravity duality. Surprisingly, the rich physics of this system translates into incredibly rich mathematics of the only remaining unsolved case of the Poincare conjecture.

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