Mathematics Department Colloquium: What is the AdS/CFT correspondence?

Colloquium | September 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute

 Department of Mathematics

The AdS/CFT correspondence has been of central importace in theoretical physics for the past 10 years. It is a correspondence between conformal field theories in d dimensions and gravity in d+ 1 dimensions.