On March 11 we will have a seminar by
Lorenz Eberhardt (IAS)
Title: Summing over geometries in string theory
Abstract: I discuss the question how string theory achieves a sum over bulk geometries with fixed asymptotic boundary conditions. I analyze this problem with the help of the tensionless string on AdS3xS3xT4 (with one unit of NS-NS flux) that was recently understood to be dual to the symmetric orbifold of T4. I argue that large stringy corrections around a fixed background can be interpreted as different semiclassical geometries, thus making a sum over semi-classical geometries superfluous.
11th of March 14:30 Italian Time
Zoom Meeting https://l.infn.it/stringwebseminar
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