Large N Gauge Theories

Location: 
M207
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Repeats every week until Fri Apr 27 2012 .
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 09:00 - 10:00
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Fri, 23/03/2012 - 09:00 - 10:00
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Fri, 30/03/2012 - 09:00 - 10:00
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Fri, 06/04/2012 - 09:00 - 10:00
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Fri, 13/04/2012 - 09:00 - 10:00
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Fri, 20/04/2012 - 09:00 - 10:00
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Fri, 27/04/2012 - 09:00 - 10:00
Speaker: 
Jeff Murugan

The outline for these lectures is as follows:

1) 1/N expansion for the O(N) vector model
2) The matrix model as a toy model for QCD
3) Including interactions in the matrix model
4) Summing planar diagrams
5) Connections to string theory

Jeff suggested the following references:

1) Coleman: "Aspects of Symmetry"
2) Makeenko: "Contemporary Gauge Theories"
3) Zee: "QFT in a Nutshell" (2nd edition)
4) t'Hooft: "Large N" (hep-th/0204069)
5) Zinn-Justin: "Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena" (as well as several articles online)