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The many faces of conformal interfaces

Professor Costas Bachas, Ecole Normale Supérieure , Paris

Date:  June 15, 2011   16:15 

Place: Seminarraum A348/349, Fakultät für Physik der LMU München, Theresienstr. 37, 80333 München

Conformal interfaces are the long-distance limits of domain walls. They play a role in condensed-matter physics, and could be also relevant for theories of gravity. I will review some recently-developed techniques for analyzing their properties, and will discuss their possible applications.