### Workshop

#### Large-N Gauge Theories

**Apr 04, 2011 - Jun 17, 2011**

**Abstract**

The program focuses on diverse aspects of large-N gauge theories. The topics will range from AdS/CFT duality, large N phenomenology to lattice simulations. By bringing together researchers interested in various approaches to large-N physics we aim to provide a fertile environment where lattice and gauge theory experts can interact with string and AdS/CFT experts. There will be a conference in the middle of the program.

**Topics**

-- AdS/CFT duality.

-- Wilson loops and large-N gauge theory amplitudes.

-- Matrix models, phase transitions and large-N behavior.

-- Gravity/string theory approaches to QCD and flavor physics.

-- Finite temperature and plasma physics via duality. Phenomenology of the quark-gluon plasma.

-- Large-N phenomenology.

-- New large-N expansions. Planar equivalence.

-- Lattice simulations of large-N theories.

The workshop conference will be held at May 2-May 6

**Organizers**

A. Armoni (Swansea), T. Cohen (Maryland), G. Grignani (Perugia),
H. Neuberger (Rutgers),

L. Yaffe (Seattle), A. Zaffaroni (Milano Bicocca).

**Local organizer**

Domenico Seminara

**Contact**

a.armoni@swansea.ac.uk

**Related events**

Large-N Gauge Theories Conference (Conference) - May 02, 2011

**Talks**

Date | Speaker | Title | Type | Useful Links | ||||
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Apr 06, 2011 - 11:30 | Jan Plefka |
Scattering Amplitudes in AdS/CFT Integrability | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Apr 07, 2011 - 11:30 | Rene Meyer |
Strange Metallic Holography | Seminar | |||||

Apr 08, 2011 - 11:30 | Stefano Cremonesi |
AdS4/CFT3 and D6 branes | Seminar | |||||

Apr 12, 2011 - 11:30 | Chris Korthals Altes |
Facts and fancy in hot gluodynamics: lattice results versus theory | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Apr 13, 2011 - 11:30 | Alex Buchel |
AdS/CFT and the QGP: beyond the CFT and SUGRA | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Apr 14, 2011 - 11:30 | Luigi Del Debbio |
IR fixed points on the lattice | Seminar | |||||

Apr 20, 2011 - 11:30 | Valentina Forini |
Generalized quark-antiquark potential at weak and strong coupling | Seminar | |||||

Apr 21, 2011 - 11:30 | Giuseppe D'Appollonio |
High energy string-brane scattering | Seminar | |||||

Apr 22, 2011 - 11:30 | Yuri Makeenko |
QCD string and scattering amplitudes | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Apr 26, 2011 - 11:30 | Bum-Hoon Lee |
Phase transitions in holographic QCD with dense media | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Apr 27, 2011 - 11:30 | Konstantin Zarembo |
Holographic three-point function of semiclassical states | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Apr 28, 2011 - 11:30 | Adi Armoni |
Orientifold Planar Equivalence: An Update | Seminar | |||||

May 09, 2011 - 11:30 | M.Nowak |
Spectral shock waves in QCD | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 10, 2011 - 11:30 | Niels Obers |
Blackfolds in supergravity and string theory | Seminar | |||||

May 11, 2011 - 11:30 | Andreas Athenodorou |
Stable and Quasi-Stable closed flux-tubes in D=2+1 SU(N) gauge theories as bosonic strings | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 12, 2011 - 11:30 | Ioannis Papadimitriou |
Holographic renormalization of Improved Holographic QCD | Seminar | |||||

May 16, 2011 - 11:30 | Ramgoolam Sanjaye |
From numbers to strings and branes | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 17, 2011 - 11:30 | Tom DeGrand |
Symmetric representations at (not so) large N | Seminar | |||||

May 18, 2011 - 11:30 | Joyce Myers |
QCD and SQCD at non-zero chemical potential | Seminar | |||||

May 19, 2011 - 11:30 | Romuald Janik |
Thermalization of boost-invariant plasma from AdS/CFT | Seminar | |||||

May 23, 2011 - 11:30 | Raffaele Marotta |
String Effective Actions in Magnetized Brane World | Seminar | |||||

May 24, 2011 - 11:30 | Leonardo Rastelli |
From N=4 Super Yang-Mills to Superconformal QCD | Seminar | |||||

May 25, 2011 - 11:30 | Richard Lebed |
Does Nature Have a Preferred 1/Nc Expansion? | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 26, 2011 - 11:30 | Peter Orland |
Integrability and the sum of planar diagrams | Seminar | |||||

May 30, 2011 - 11:30 | Alexander Krikun |
Gluon condensate corrections to Wilson loops from holography | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 31, 2011 - 11:30 | Dario Martelli |
The large N limit of quiver matrix models and Sasaki-Einstein manifolds | Seminar | |||||

Jun 01, 2011 - 11:30 | Aldo Cotrone |
Holographic Quark-Gluon Plasmas at Finite Quark Density | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Jun 03, 2011 - 11:30 | Leopoldo Pando Zayas |
Spectrum of Holographic Wilson Loops | Seminar | |||||

Jun 06, 2011 - 11:30 | Veselin Filev |
Unqenched Holographic Catalysis of mass generation in an external magnetic field | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Jun 07, 2011 - 11:30 | Nadav Drukker |
Generalized quark-antiquark potential at weak and strong coupling | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Jun 08, 2011 - 11:30 | Rafael Hernandez |
Semiclassical three-point functions | Seminar | |||||

Jun 09, 2011 - 11:30 | Francesco Bigazzi |
Hydrodynamics of holographic non-conformal plasmas | Seminar | |||||

Jun 14, 2011 - 11:30 | Ariel Zhitnitsky |
Entropy, Contact Interaction with Horizon, and Dark Energy | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Jun 15, 2011 - 11:30 | Mikhail Shifman |
World-sheet theories on non-Abelian strings and their large-N solution | Seminar | Slides | ||||

Jun 16, 2011 - 11:30 | Prem Kumar |
Strongly coupled dense matter and hedgehog black holes | Seminar |