"Flavorbranes in gauge/string duality and Mtheory"Johannes Schmude , Swansea University [Host: Diana Vaman]
ABSTRACT:
Over the last years, gauge/string duality has been extended to include gauge theories with an arbitrary number of flavors. We study the flavoring procedure in the light of calibrated geometry and discuss the special case of a type IIA dual of N=1 super YangMills with flavors.
Relating our results to the standard type IIA/Mtheory duality, we find that the usual oxidation formulas cannot accommodate for the additional flavor branes. We address and solve this issue by considering Mtheory with torsion, which allows us to construct sourcemodified equations of motion for elevendimensional supergravity.

High Energy Physics Seminar Wednesday, November 4, 2009 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Note special room. 
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