Week 09.03.2019 – 17.03.2019

Tuesday

TBA

Regular Seminar Ali Mostafazadeh (Koc)

at:
15:00 City U.
room C320
abstract:

TBA

Regular Seminar Costas Bachas (ENS Paris)

at:
13:30 IC
room H503
abstract:

Wednesday

Anomalous supersymmetry

Regular Seminar Marika Taylor (University of Southampton)

at:
13:15 KCL
room S-1.04
abstract:

We show that supersymmetry is anomalous in N = 1 superconformal quantum field theories (SCFTs) with an anomalous R-symmetry. This anomaly was originally found in holographic theories: here we show that this anomaly is present in general and demonstrate it for the massless superconformal Wess-Zumino model via a one loop computation of four-point functions of two supercurrents with either R-currents. In fact, the Wess-Zumino consistency conditions together with the standard R-symmetry anomaly imply the existence of the anomaly. We outline the implications of this anomaly.

Holographic Complexity in Vaidya Spacetimes

Regular Seminar Shira Chapman (University of Amsterdam)

at:
14:00 IC
room H503
abstract:

We investigate holographic complexity for eternal black hole backgrounds perturbed by shock waves, with both the complexity=action (CA) and complexity=volume (CV) proposals. We consider Vaidya geometries describing a thin shell of null fluid with arbitrary energy falling in from one of the boundaries of a two-sided AdS-Schwarzschild spacetime. We demonstrate how scrambling and chaos are imprinted in the complexity of formation and in the full time evolution of complexity via the switchback effect for light shocks, as well as analogous properties for heavy ones.

Friday

Integrability, Poisson-Lie Symmetry and Double Field Theory

Regular Seminar Hassler Falk (University of Oviedo)

at:
14:00 IC
room SAF 119
abstract:

I review how integrability allows us to explore the planar limit of the AdS/CFT correspondence for arbitrary values of the t'Hooft coupling. In string theory integrability of the 2D σ-model is closely related to Poisson-Lie Symmetry. Double Field Theory can be used to make this symmetry manifest and therewith provides a new tool to study the implications for the gravity side of the correspondence.