madhusudhan raman

senior research fellow
theoretical physics group
institute of mathematical sciences

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Topics in High-Energy Physics

Started June '15

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