11.02.2015 (Wednesday)

Higher Spins and Strings

Triangular Seminar Matthias Gaberdiel (ETH Zurich)

16:00 City U.
room B103

The conjectured relation between higher spin theories on anti de-Sitter (AdS) spaces and weakly coupled conformal field theories is reviewed. I shall then outline the evidence in favour of a concrete duality of this kind, relating a specific higher spin theory on AdS3 to a family of 2d minimal model CFTs. Finally, I shall explain how this relation fits into the framework of the familiar stringy AdS/CFT correspondence.