Mon, Sep 13, 2010, 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm

Location:

PCTS Seminar Room

Speaker: Leonardo Rastelli
Prof. at Stony Brook and YITP
Title: Integrability of N=2 Superconformal QCD in the Veneziano Limit
Abstract:
``The ${\cal N}=2$ SYM theory with gauge group SU(N) and 2N fundamental hypermultiplets (N=2 SuperConformal QCD for short) is perhaps the simplest 4d gauge theory outside the ``universality class'' of ${\cal N}=4$ SYM and as such
it serves as a paradigmatic case-study. In this talk I will describe the spin-chain associated to planar ${\cal N}=2$ SCQCD, and its generalization to a marginal line of ${\cal N}=2$ SCFTs that includes the $Z_2$ orbifold of ${\cal N}=4$ SYM in a different limit.
We'll find some amusing dynamics and hints of integrability''.