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Pinaki Banerjee ( ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore)
Date & Time
Fri, 15 September 2017, 11:15 to 12:15
Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore

Gauge/gravity duality or holography is one of the most influential discoveries in modern theoretical physics. It relates some particular quantum field theories to gravitational theories. This duality is a conjecture which was proposed by Juan Maldacena in 1997. Although there is no rigorous proof even after 20 years, this conjecture has passed many non-trivial checks and widely believed to be correct. In this talk I shall primarily discuss about the motivations, "derivation" and usefulness of this duality in a colloquial way.  As an illustration, I shall briefly discuss Brownian dynamics in this holographic framework.