Theoretical Physics Seminar: Fridrik Gautason

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 80127
  • Lecturer: Fridrik Gautason (Iceland U.)
  • Contact person: Jacopo Sisti
  • Seminarium

Title: Wilson loops and non-conformal Holography

Abstract: I will discuss two examples of non-conformal holographic theories. First is the maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in five dimensions, and the second is a mass deformation of N=4 SYM in four dimensions commonly known as N=2^*. Using supersymmetric localization, the expectation value of  BPS Wilson loop operator can be computed exactly at large rank and strong coupling in both of these theories. In the talk I will review these results and explain how to reproduce them in string theory.