Langlands Meeting on Friday, November 12, 2004
Time: 3:10pm,Place: 430 Birge Hall.
Six-dimensional theories and S-duality
It is widely believed that electric/magnetic duality and the existence of such modular forms have a natural explanation
in six-dimensional physics.
Witten conjectured that there exists a strongly-coupled six-dimensional
quantum field theory that is responsible for these observations.
The search for this mysterious field theory is an ongoing effort in string theory.
Speaker: Ori Ganor
Topics to be covered
Six-dimensional self-dual field theories;
"Global Aspects of Electric-Magnetic Duality,"
by E. Verlinde,
"Geometric Origin of Montonen-Olive Duality,"
by C. Vafa,
Please contact Ori Ganor at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments about this website, or if you would like to volunteer to give a talk.