High Energy Theory Seminar - Alejandra Castro, McGill University - The gravity dual of the Ising model
Abstract: The AdS/CFT correspondence provides a non-perturbative formulation of quantum gravity, and in particular it provides a precise definition of a gravitational path integral. Applying the duality to solvable CFTs could give insight to the nature of holography and clarify other puzzles in quantum gravity. In this talk I will focus on simplest possible version of this correspondence: the duality between the critical Ising model and three dimensional general relativity with negative cosmological constant.
Location: Jadwin A09
Date/Time: 02/13/12 at 2:30 pm - 02/13/12 at 3:30 pm
Category: High Energy Theory Seminar