Leonardo Rastelli

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