06-07-2012: Colloquium Jeff Harvey (University of Chicago)

06 - 07 - 2012


Friday 6 juli, 11:00h, at Nikhef in H331

Speaker: Jeff Harvey (University of Chicago)

Title: The rise, fall, and rebirth of string models of the strong interactions 

Abstract:
String theory was originally developed as a theory of the strong interactions. This approach largely disappeared due to the discovery of asymptotic freedom and the development of QCD , and string theory later came to be viewed as an approach to quantum gravity and unification. Recent developments growing out of the AdS/CFT correspondence have revived the connection between string theory and the strong interactions. I will describe elements of this history and discuss recent progress in using string theory to model the strong interactions.

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