Tomassoni Prize 2014
The “Caterina Tomassoni and Felice Pietro Chisesi” prize of the year 2014 is awarded to
Prof. Igor Klebanov, for his central role in one of the most remarkable recent developments of theoretical physics: the duality between gravity and gauge quantum field theory.
Princeton University - Department of Physics Princeton, NJ - USA
SEMINARIO 19 giugno alle ore 15:00 in Aula Conversi
String Theory and Strong Interactions
Abstract: String theory was originally invented to describe hadrons, but soon after Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) emerged as the precise theory of the strong nuclear force.
A quarter century later it was understood that string theory and certain gauge theories akin to QCD are in fact different descriptions of the same physics. I will review the basic relations between gauge theories and strings, and will motivate the exact gauge/string dualities by studying coincident D-branes. I will also discuss applications of these ideas to theories at finite temperature and to theories which exhibit color confinement. The collquium will also cover some of the recent progress, including the quantum entanglement entropy and three-dimensional conformal field theory.
PREMIAZIONE 19 giugno alle ore 16.30 in Aula Magna - Palazzo del Rettorato
La Cerimonia per la premiazione si svolgerà alla presenza del Rettore Prof. Luigi Frati e del Presidente della Fondazione Sapienza, Prof. Renato Guarini Il Professor Giorgio Parisi, Decano e Presidente della Commissione Scientifica Tomassoni, consegnerà al premiato la targa "Schola Phisica Romana" .
Seguirà un piccolo rinfresco e un concerto.