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Minimal Area Surfaces and Wilson Loops in the AdS/CFT Correspondence

Friday, January 15, 2016
12:00 AM
335 West Hall

Wilson loops are one of the most important observables in gauge theories. The AdS/CFT correspondence relates the computation of Wilson loops to the study of minimal area surfaces in hyperbolic and AdS space. In this talk I am going to discuss an approach to study such minimal area surfaces emphasizing their integrability properties and leading to new solutions and methods of computation.