20.10.2010 (Wednesday)

A supermatrix model for ABJM theory

Regular Seminar Nadav Drukker (Imperial)

13:15 KCL
room 423

I will review the matrix model which calculates the partition function of ABJM theory on S3 as well as the expectation value of Wilson loop operators. I will then explain how this matrix model is solved and present the results for these quantities at all values of the couplings. At strong coupling these calculations reproduce the results of supergravity on Ads4 x CP3 and in particular the N to the 3/2 scaling of the free energy of the theory.