|Speaker :||Professor Rajesh Gopakumar
|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.