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M-branes and loop spaces

Presented by: 
C Saemann Heriot-Watt University
Date: 
Thursday 23rd February 2012 - 14:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
I will show how loop space can be used in the description of M5-branes. I will focus mainly on the description of self-dual strings as well as a self-dual string analogue of magnetic bags. I will develop a Nahm transform for both cases and construct a number of explicit solutions. I will also show how loop space gives a natural interpretation to a recently proposed set of N=(2,0) supersymmetric equations which might describe M5-branes.
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Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons