TH String Theory Seminar

Six-dimensional CFTs and M5-branes

by Prof. Alessandro Tomasiello (Università Milano-Bicocca)

Europe/Zurich
4-3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4-3-006 - TH Conference Room

CERN

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Description

will review some recent progress on six-dimensional conformal field theories, highlighting applications to the dynamics of M5-branes. On an orbifold singularity, M5s can fractionate, and they can recombine by sometimes leaving behind a 'frozen' version of the singularity. The CFTs describing these processes also happen to be ubiquitous building blocks for more complicated ones. There is also evidence for other processes where branes recombine in patterns associated to nilpotent orbits of Lie groups, with precise checks obtained by anomalies and moduli space dimensions. 

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