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Non conformal field theories and dual string solutions

Objective

The theory of strings interacting on curved backgrounds is expected to provide a description of the dynamics of realistic quantum field theories. We are still very far from reaching this goal, but remarkable results have been obtained confirming the validity of the string/gauge theory correspondence in a lot of interesting super-symmetric and/or conformal models.

The present project aims to give a contribution to the study of the correspondence in a large class of new non- trivial models. It will mainly focus on the study of N=1 super-symmetric non conformal or conformal quiver theories in four dimensions, arising on the world volume of D3-branes transverse to Calabi-Yau cones over quasi-regular and irregular Sasaki-Einstein spaces.

Impressive explicit checks of the correspondence were recently given for these cases. However much has to be learned and much of the string/gauge theory map has to be explicitly found. Moreover, the non- trivial IR dynamics of the non- conformal theories and the precise form of the dual backgrounds has to be uncovered. This research project is intended to fill these gaps.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-MOBILITY-5
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Funding Scheme

EIF - Marie Curie actions-Intra-European Fellowships

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE PARIS 6 PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
Address
Place Jussieu, 4
Paris
France