Professor S C Sircar Memorial Lecture

Speaker : Professor Rajesh Gopakumar
HRI, Allahabad
Topic : From Fields to Strings
Date : January 01, 2009
Time : 3.00 PM
Venue : C V Raman Hall, IACS

All are cordially invited to attend

Abstract: In this talk I will try to convey the idea that string theory emerges naturally as a paradigm from within quantum field theory. After tracing the history of the connection between strongly interacting gauge theories and string theory, I will come to recent developments stemming from the AdS/CFT conjecture. I will also outline aspects of a program to derive the string description of quantum field theories directly from first principles.