30.11.2005 (Wednesday)

What is the phase structure of N=4 SYM theory?

Regular Seminar Sean Hartnoll (DAMTP)

13:15 KCL
room 423

I will review recent results at strong and weak coupling in N=4 SYM theory at finite temperature. I will point out that retarded correlators have a qualitatively different analytic structure in the weak a strong coupling limits and will argue that this either necessitates a phase transition in the theory or requires that we revise our current understanding of weakly coupled plasmas.