High Energy Theory Seminar - Simone Giombi - Perimeter Institute - Higher spin theories and holography
Abstract: I will overview recent progress in testing the holographic duality between
3d vector models and higher spin gravity theories in four-dimensional Anti-de Sitter space.
I will also discuss some new results on the CFT obtained by coupling 3d vector models to
a Chern-Simons gauge field. In particular, I will show that such theory has a higher spin
symmetry in the infinite N limit, and propose that it should be holographically dual to a
parity breaking higher spin gravity theory.
Location: PCTS Seminar Room
Date/Time: 01/24/12 at 1:30 pm - 01/24/12 at 3:00 pm
Category: High Energy Theory Seminar