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Burns holography

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  • UserAtul Sharma (Oxford).
  • ClockTuesday 24 May 2022, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseMR9.

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Abstract: Holography in asymptotically flat spaces is one of the most coveted goals of modern mathematical physics. In this talk, I will motivate a novel holographic description of self-dual SO(8) Yang-Mills + self-dual conformal gravity on a Euclidean signature, asymptotically flat background called Burns space. The holographic dual lives on a D1-brane wrapped along a CP1 cycle in the twistor space of R4 and is given by a gauged beta-gamma system with SO(8) flavor and a pair of defects at the north and south poles. It provides the first example of a stringy realization of (asymptotically) flat holography and is a Euclidean signature variant of celestial holography. This is based on ongoing work with Kevin Costello and Natalie Paquette.

This talk is part of the Mathematical Physics Seminar series.

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