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HEP/Astro Seminar -- Wednesday, 11 April 2001

D-branes as solitons: an algebraic approach

Emil Martinec (Chicago)


The dynamics of string theory often simplifies upon taking extreme limits of the parameters in the theory. A strong magnetic field facilitates the study of D-branes by turning the spatial coordinates into noncommutative operators. I will show how the properties of branes emerge from the operator algebraic structure of the classical field theory, through a variety of examples.

15:30, Smith Lab 4079

George T. Fleming ( gfleming@mps.ohio-state.edu ), last updated 05 April 2001.

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