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Nathan Seiberg (Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences, Princeton, New Jersey, USA)
Date & Time
12 January 2018, 11:00 to 12:30
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore

Lecture 1: 8 January 2018, 16:00 to 17:30

Title: Symmetries, Duality, and the Unity of Physics
Abstract: Global symmetries and gauge symmetries have played a crucial role in physics. The idea of duality demonstrates that gauge symmetries can be emergent and might not be fundamental. During the past decades, it became clear that the circle of ideas about emergent gauge symmetries and duality is central in different branches of physics including Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Field Theory, and Quantum Gravity. We will review these developments, which highlight the unity of physics.


Lecture 2: 9 January 2018, 16:00 to 17:30
Lecture 3: 11 January 2018, 11:00 to 12:30
Lecture 4: 12 January 2018, 11:00 to 12:30

Title: (Lectures 2 - 4) Dynamics of 2+1-dimensional Quantum Field Theory
Abstract: (Lectures 2 - 4) We will review recent advances in the study of the dynamics of 2+1-dimensional quantum field theories. There will be special emphasis on the role of symmetries, topology, and duality.


This lecture series is a part of Kavli Asian Winter School (KAWS) on Strings, Particles and Cosmology 2018