Weakly coupled M-branes

Sunil Mukhi

Tata Institude

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: Jeudi, le 30 août 2012
Heure: 13:00
Lieu: Université McGill
  Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, room 326
Contact: Shunji Matsuura