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Title: Gauge/Gravity Duality

Abstract

Gauge theories, which describe the particle interactions, are well understood, while quantum gravity leads to many puzzles. Remarkably, in recent years we have learned that these are actually dual, the same system written in different variables. On the one hand, this provides our most precise description of quantum gravity, resolves some long-standing paradoxes, and points to new principles. On the other, it gives a new perspective on strong interactions, with surprising connections to other areas of physics. I describe these ideas, and discuss current and future directions.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
987783
DOE Contract Number:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on February 24, 2010
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; GAUGE THEORY; QUANTUM THEORY; QUANTUM GRAVITY

Citation Formats

Polchinski, Joseph. Gauge/Gravity Duality. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Polchinski, Joseph. Gauge/Gravity Duality. United States.
Polchinski, Joseph. Wed . "Gauge/Gravity Duality". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987783.
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