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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Tensor Networks and TQFTs
Speaker(s): Zheng-Cheng Gu
Abstract: In this talk, I will present a first principle construction of a holographic dual for gauged matrix models that include gauge theories. The dual theory is shown to be a closed string field theory coupled with an emergent two-form gauge field defined in one higher dimensional space. The bulk space with an extra dimension emerges as a well defined classical background only when the two-form gauge field is in the deconfinement phase. Based on this, it is shown that critical phases that admit holographic descriptions form a novel universality class with a non-trivial quantum order.
Date: 24/10/2011 - 11:30 am
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