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Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics presents "Towards a 3d Ising model with a weakly-coupled string theory dual"

Topic: 
Towards a 3d Ising model with a weakly-coupled string theory dual
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom id: 165-492-015
Speaker: 
John McGreevy (UC San Diego)
Abstract / Description: 

I'll discuss old and new motivations for a string theory description of the critical behavior of the 3d Ising model. Then I'll modify the Ising model so that the string theory is under better theoretical control, and describe the effects of this modification on the phase diagram. I'll conclude with some comments about the worldsheet theory.

Based on 2003.04349, with Nabil Iqbal.