Seminar Thomas Zojer

Speaker: 
Thomas Zojer
Affiliation: 
Vienna University
Title: 
Three-dimensional gravity and logarithmic conformal field theories
Abstract: 

Three-dimensional massive gravity has been extensively studied in the last years as a toy model for quantum gravity. It is simple enough to find 'solutions', e.g. propagating degrees of freedom, gravitons, or other interesting ingredients like black holes. An important tool is the gauge gravity duality, or AdS/CFT correspondence, which in the context of three-dimensional quantum gravity is easily tractable since a lot is known about two dimensional CFT's. I am going to address special deformations of gravity theories and discuss the respective changes on the CFT side that lead to the conjecture of AdS/LCFT, i.e. some gravity theories are dual to so-called logarithmic conformal field theories.

Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 12:30 - 13:30