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Lectures: Soo-Jong Rey

July 10, 2017 - July 13, 2017

Introduction to little string theory

Lectures by Prof. Soo-Jong Rey (Seoul National University)

Dates: Mo 10 Jul + Th 13 Jul 2017, 11 a.m.

Location: Erwin-Schrödinger-Institute, Boltzmanngasse 9A, 1090 Wien


Abstract: when string coupling is sent to zero in the background of 5-branes, a truncated theory localized in six dimensional subspace emerges. this truncation decouples gravitational dynamics, while keeping all features of string theory. in this review lectures, i will summarize how this six-dimensional theory comes about, and discuss how to study them, encompassing worldsheet and spacetime approaches. most recent development on new aspects of BPS sectors will be discussed as well. if time permit, i will also cover new aspects of gauge-gravity duality of this theory.


July 10, 2017
July 13, 2017
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