10.12.2014 (Wednesday)

Localization and quantum AdS_4/CFT_3 holography

Regular Seminar Nadav Drukker (King's College)

14:00 IC
room H139

I will review the calculation of the partition function of 3d supersymmetric field theories on S^3 using the fermi-gas approach to solve the matrix integral. The resulting expression is an Airy function and is valid perturbatively to all orders in 1/N for a wide class of theories (including ABJM). This suggests that a similar formula can be derived by studying quantum gravity on AdS_4. I will explain several of the steps needed to implement this idea and some intriguing results.