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FTheory: Higher-Spin Gauge Theory, Space-Time and Quantum Mechanics

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Mikhail Vasiliev, Lebedev Physical Institute
When
10 November 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Where
320 Whitmore Lab
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Higher-spin gauge theory is a theory exhibiting an infinite extension of usual space-time and internal symmetries of modern models of fundamental interactions. It is holographically dual 
to a three-dimensional sigma model playing important role in condensed matter physics. I will discuss general aspects of the higher-spin gauge theory with the emphasis on the higher-spin 
symmetry and its implications for fundamental concepts of space-time and quantum mechanics. Related aspects of AdS/CFT correspondence, will also be touched. 

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