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Colloquium: The many facets of strongly coupled QFT: from QCD to Cosmology

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Dr. Anatoly Dymarsky (MIT)

Abstract: Quantum Field Theory is a universal language to describe a multitude of physical phenomena from elementary particle and condensed matter physics. Often apparent complexity of the described phenomena is attributed to strong coupling in the underlying QFT. Accordingly, understanding strongly-coupled dynamics became a universal theoretical challenge relevant for many areas of contemporary physics. Remarkably, the past decade was characterized by an accelerated development of several original approaches to this problem, leading to a plethora of new results. In my talk I will focus on several non-pertubative methods, most notably holographic correspondence, and describe recent progress and hot research topics. Refreshments will be served in CP 179 at 3:15 PM