Weakly coupled M-branes
M-theory is the strongly coupled limit of string theory and therefore its branes are described by strongly coupled field theories. But in recent times it has become clear that M2-branes have a natural weakly coupled limit. The key ideas in this development will be reviewed and some speculations offered on a possible theory of weakly coupled M5-branes.
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2012 Time: 13:00 Where: McGill University Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, room 326 Contact: Shunji Matsuura