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Recent Advances in Applied String Theory<br><b>Speaker: Jim Liu (UM Physics)</br></b>

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
12:00 AM
340 West Hall

Speaker: Jim Liu (UM Physics)

The advent of AdS/CFT has led to a quiet revolution of applying string theory beyond its traditional realm of quantum gravity and grand unification. In particular, recent developments have led to a breakthrough in our understanding of many strongly interacting systems that have been very challenging to study using standard perturbative methods. In this talk, I will give examples of what string theory can tell us about QCD and physics of the quark-gluon plasma as well as about condensed matter systems including models of high-temperature superconductivity.