University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Thursday, April 30th 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Erich Poppitz (Toronto)
Subject: Confining strings on R^3xS^1

I will begin with a brief and qualitative (but self-contained) overview of the semiclassically calculable small-S^1 confining dynamics in deformed Yang-Mills theory and QCD(adj) (including N=1 super Yang-Mills). I will then study confining strings in these theories, contrasting their properties with those of similar theories exhibiting abelian and nonabelian confining regimes, and will discuss unsolved problems for the future.

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