Chennai Mathematical Institute


2.00 p.m.
Dynamics of Fundamental Flavours and Holographic Duals of Large N Gauge Theories

Arnab Kundu
U. Texas, Austin.


Using the gauge-gravity duality, more specifically the AdS/CFT correspondence, we will discuss strongly coupled dynamics of fundamental flavours in a large N gauge theory in and beyond the probe limit. We will primarily focus on the physics of chiral symmetry breaking by introducing flavour degrees of freedom in the so called Klebanov-Witten model. We will discuss how these fundamental flavours respond to external parameters such as non-zero temperature or an external electro-magnetic field and analyze the corresponding non-trivial phase diagrams. We will briefly comment on the results of similar studies in other holographic models.