Reading Assignments for Discussions on
Physics 230B  Quantum Field Theory II,
with Emphasis on Dualities
Friday, September 22:
[D. Horn, M. Karliner and S. Yankielowicz, SelfDual Renormalization
Group Analysis of the Potts Models, Nucl. Phys. B170[FS1] (1980)
467.] (available at
ScienceDirect).
Presenter: Petr Hořava
Thursday, October 5, 6pm (rescheduled from Fri, Sept 29):
[E. Witten, Gauge Theories, Vertex Models, and Quantum Groups,
Nucl. Phys. B330 (1990) 285] (available at
ScienceDirect).
Presenter: Petr Hořava
Friday, October 6:
[C.P. Burgess and F.
Quevedo, Bosonization as Duality, Nucl. Phys. B421 (1994) 373,
hepth/9401105]
or
[A. Strominger, S.T. Yau and
E. Zaslow, Mirror Symmetry is TDuality, Nucl. Phys. B479 (1996)
243, hepth/9606040]
(or both!)
Presenters: P. Battaglino and P. Coles
Friday, October 13:
[M. Rocek and E. Verlinde,
Duality, Quotients, and Currents, Nucl. Phys. B373 (1992)
243, hepth/9110053]
Presenters: A. Hedeman and S. McCurdy
Friday, October 20:
[E. Witten,
Phases of N=2 Theories in Two Dimensions, Nucl. Phys. B403
(1993) 159, hepth/9301042]
Presenters: R. Markov and C. Beem
Friday, October 27:
[K. Intriligator and N. Seiberg,
Mirror Symmetry in Three Dimensional Gauge Theories, Phys. Lett.
B387 (1996) 513, hepth/9607207]
or
[A. Kapustin and M. Strassler,
On Mirror Symmetry in Three Dimensional Abelian Gauge Theories,
JHEP 9904 (1999) 021, hepth/9902033]
(or both!)
Presenters: B. Lipshitz (the second paper) and S. Glassman (the first
paper)
Friday, November 3:
[A. Kapustin and E. Witten,
ElectricMagnetic Duality and the Geometric Langlands Program,
hepth/0604151]
Presenters: A. Tagliaferro and G. Wong
Thursday, November 16, 6pm (rescheduled from Fri, Nov 10):
[L. Smolin, A Fixed Point for Quantum Gravity,
Nucl. Phys. B208 (1982) 439] (available at
ScienceDirect).
Presenters: R. De Putter and J. DeBuhr
Friday, November 17:
[E. Witten,
Strong Coupling and the Cosmological Constant,
Mod. Phys. Lett. A10 (1995) 2153, hepth/9506101]
Presenters: V. Rentala and J. Rubinstein
Friday, November 24:
No discussion  Thanksgiving week.
Friday, December 1:
[E. Witten,
SL(2,Z) Action on ThreeDimensional Conformal Field Theories with
Abelian Symmetry, hepth/0307041]
Presenters: S. Leichenauer and J. Corbo
Friday, December 8:
[B. Freivogel, Y. Sekino,
L. Susskind and C.P. Yeh,
A Holographic Framework for Eternal Inflation, hepth/0606204]
Presenters: IS. Yang and to be determined
horava@berkeley.edu

