#### 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
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2:30 pm
- 02/13/12
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3:30 pm

**Category: **High Energy Theory Seminar

**Department: **Physics