Department of Physics and Astronomy

Seminar: Branes and the Kraft - Procesi transition

  • Date: 5/31/2017 at 1:45 PM
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Å73121
  • Lecturer: Amihay Hanany (Imperial College)
  • Organizer: Division of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Contact person: Fabrizio Nieri
  • Seminarium

I will discuss general aspects of hyperKahler cones that appear as moduli spaces of theories with 8 supercharges. These show up in gauge theories as well as in brane systems, or in any string theory background with 8 supercharges. We will look at Higgs branches, coulomb branches, brane systems, and possibly discuss the physics of nilpotent orbits.