Quantum & Gravity Seminar: Sebastian de Haro

Friday 24 May 2024, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Dualities, Seiberg-Witten Theory and a Geometric View of Theories

The main aim of this talk is to illustrate why dualities and quasi-dualities in physics are interesting for philosophers. First, I will briefly motivate how dualities, and the idea of a moduli space of theories, bear on well-known themes in philosophy, such as theoretical equivalence: and also, how thinking more conceptually about the nature of dualities can help clarify interpretative questions in the foundations of physics. After reviewing general aspects of dualities, I will go on to introduce a geometric view of theories that is suggested by quasi-dualities. In particular, I will illustrate the geometric view in the Seiberg-Witten theory, i.e. the low-energy limit of N=2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory.

Friday 24 May 2024, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Huygens building HG02.802, Zoom
High Energy Physics
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For more information and the Zoom-link, please get in touch with Renate Loll.