A T-brane’s tale

Marzo 16, 2017
De 3:00pm hasta 4:00pm

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Specialist level
Speaker: 
Raffaele Savelli
Institution: 
IFT
Location&Place: 

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Abstract: 
T-branes are supersymmetric configurations of multiple Dp-branes with non-commuting vacuum expectation values for two of the worldvolume scalars. They defy usual geometric intuition and typically feature unconventional brane-model-building phenomena. In this talk I will argue that, in the regime of large non-Abelian-field vevs, T-branes are best described by Abelian configurations of curved D-branes. I will discuss two explicit examples in support of this statement, one of which uncovers an intriguing link between T-branes and Matrix Models.