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HEP/Astro Seminar, Wednesday 21st October 1998

Seiberg's field theory duality from M theory

Martin Schmaltz (Stanford University)


In this talk I present a ``derivation'' of Seiberg's
duality for supersymmetric QCD from String/M-theory.
After a brief review of the duality I give an elementary
introdcution to engineering field theories within string
theory using D-branes. I then show that the electric and
magnetic descriptions of supersymmetric QCD correspond to
two limits of the same brane configuration in String/M-theory.
The two limits correspond to the strong and weak coupling
limits of the gauge theory, respectively. 

Wednesday 3:30pm, Smith Lab 4079

Francesco Antonuccio ( anton@pacific.mps.ohio-state.edu), last updated 20-JAN-98.