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HEP/Astro Seminar -- Friday, 17 November 2000

Spatial non-uniformity and branes

Steven S. Gubser, (Princeton)


I present two systems, motivated by string/M theory constructions, which exhibit spontaneous breaking of translation invariance. The first example is a non-commutative scalar field theory; the second is a black hole in AdS with a large N field theory dual. Time permitting, I may discuss a third system which may exhibit similar behavior: the quantum Hall soliton of Bernevig, Brodie, Susskind, and Toumbas.

12:30pm, Smith Lab 4079

George T. Fleming ( gfleming@mps.ohio-state.edu ), last updated 08 November 2000.

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