PIRSA:22060018

’t Hooft anomalies of QFTs realized in string theory

APA

Bonetti, F. (2022). ’t Hooft anomalies of QFTs realized in string theory. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22060018

MLA

Bonetti, Federico. ’t Hooft anomalies of QFTs realized in string theory. Perimeter Institute, Jun. 09, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22060018

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_22060018,
            doi = {10.48660/22060018},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22060018},
            author = {Bonetti, Federico},
            keywords = {Mathematical physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {{\textquoteright}t Hooft anomalies of QFTs realized in string theory},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {jun},
            note = {PIRSA:22060018 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Federico Bonetti University of Oxford

Abstract

String theory constructions allow one to realize vast classes of non-trivial quantum field theories (QFTs), including many strongly coupled models that elude a conventional Lagrangian description. ’t Hooft anomalies for global symmetries are robust observables that are particularly well-suited to explore QFTs realized in string theory. In this talk, I will discuss systematic methods to compute anomalies of theories engineered with branes, using as input the geometry and flux configuration transverse to the non-compact directions of the branes worldvolume. Examples from M-theory and Type IIB string theory illustrate the versatility of this approach, which can capture both ordinary and generalized symmetries, continuous or discrete.