21.07.2020 (Tuesday)

Superconformal RG Interfaces in Holography

Informal Seminar Matthew Cheung (Imperial College London)

14:00 IC
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Defects/interfaces/boundaries are interesting objects to study in QFT, and one powerful way to study them is via the use of holography. In this talk, I will discuss our construction of gravitational solutions that holographically describe two different 4d SCFTs joined together at a co-dimension one, planar RG interface and preserving 3d superconformal symmetry. The RG interface we have constructed joins the 4d N=4 SYM theory on one side with the N=1 Leigh-Strassler SCFT on the other. These solutions in general are associated with spatially dependent mass deformations on the N=4 SYM side, but there is a particularly interesting solution for which these deformations vanish. If time allows, I will also discuss another example of our work involving ABJM theory and two 3d N=1 SCFTs with G_2 symmetry. This talk is based on the work hep-th/2007.07891 with Igal Arav, Jerome Gauntlett, Matt Roberts and Chris Rosen. ----- Follow the usual link or contact the organisers (Antoine Bourget and Edoardo Vescovi).