senior research fellow

theoretical physics group

institute of mathematical sciences

The purpose of this seminar is to familiarize its participants with developments in high-energy theory that have taken place over the last twenty years. Topics to be covered include: the AdS/CFT correspondence, D\( p \)-branes and geometric engineering, supersymmetric gauge theories, and dualities.

Each meeting will go on for an hour and a half. We meet (almost) every Thursday at 6:00 PM in Room 117.

Date | Speaker | Topic |

4th November | M | \( \mathcal{N} =1 \) Theories |

7th October | Debangshu Mukherjee | T-Duality for Open Strings and Gauge Fields in Compact Directions |

23th September | Debangshu Mukherjee | T-Duality for Closed Strings |

14th September | Debangshu Mukherjee | Introduction to D-Branes |

2nd September | M | Seiberg-Witten: Instantons and the Elliptic Curve Solution |

26st August | Renjan John | Monodromies And Massless States |

21st August | Renjan John | Moduli Space and S-Duality II |

7th August | Pinaki Banerjee | Witten's Prescription |

29th July | Pinaki Banerjee | AdS Spaces |

20th July | Pinaki Banerjee | Maldacena's Decoupling Argument: \( \mathcal{N}=4 \) SYM in Dimension Four and IIB Strings in \( \mathrm{AdS}_5 \times S^5 \) |

16th July | Pinaki Banerjee | Review: Dualities in Field and String Theories |

10th July | Renjan John | Moduli Space and S-Duality I |

2th July | Renjan John | \( \mathcal{N} =2 \) Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory: The Action |

4th June | Renjan John | \( \mathcal{N} =1 \) Superspace: Chiral and Vector Superfields |