Particle Theory Seminar - Ofer Aharony - “Two dimensional QCD as a string theory”

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), Room 51 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

50 years after the duality of large N gauge theories to string theories was suggested, we still do not have a constructive method to find the string dual of a given gauge theory. I will review work in progress (in collaboration with S. Kundu, T. Sheaffer and L. Yung) on two approaches to understanding this, in what should perhaps be the simplest case, namely two dimensional gauge theories. The first approach uses perturbation theory to obtain an effective stringy description of 2d QCD with very massive adjoint fermions. The second approach starts from finding a good worldsheet description for the string dual to the two dimensional pure Yang-Mills theory.