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Berry's phase and AdS/CFT

Tong, D (Cambridge)
Thursday 02 August 2007, 11:00-12:00

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute


After reviewing the important and elegant concept of Berry's phase in quantum mechanics, I will show how Berry's phase arises in the dynamics of D-branes. I will then show how to use the AdS/CFT correspondence to understand Berry's phase in strongly coupled quantum systems in terms of gravitational precession in a curved background.

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