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Talk - Vikram Vyas: What does the Gauge/Gravity Duality tells us about the Quark Confinement?

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Friday 10 June 2016,  at 11:15 - 12:00

Speaker:  Vikram Vyas, Centre for Theoretical Physics, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India
Location: 1520-616
Time:       10 June at 11:15-12:00

The Gauge/Gravity duality is a conjecture that a gauge theory in four dimensional flat spacetime is equivalent to a string theory in a curved five dimensional spacetime. In this talk I will present some simple arguments to show that this duality implies that a QCD flux-tube is a string but with a finite intrinsic thickness, and the thickness is related to the position of the fundamental string in the fifth dimension.