Theoretical Particle Physics Seminar – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

Theoretical Particle Physics Seminar

Speaker: O. Bergman, Technion and IAS, Princenton

Title: Superconformal Chern-Simons theories, M2-branes and supergravity

 Abstract: I will describe a new class of AdS/CFT duals that correspond to multiple membranes in M-theory. The CFTs are novel N=6 superconformal Chern-Simons-matter theories that involve a product gauge group and bi-fundamental matter fields, and a pair of integer valued parameters N and k. By embedding these theories in string theory using simple brane configurations I will argue that they describe the low energy dynamics of M-theory membranes in some simple M-theory backgrounds, which at large N are dual to a class of AdS_4 solutions