Duality in Physics: Q&A with Sergei Razamat

SigmaCamp is continuing the Q&A with Sigma lecturers series!
Our next lecture will be on Thursday, May 14:

Duality in Physics

by Sergei Razamat

We will discuss the notion of duality in theoretical physics. Duality in this context usually means that two seemingly very different ideas and theoretical frameworks actually describe the same reality. In particular we will see how hard computations using one framework can become trivial in the dual one. Moreover, we will talk about gravity and a dual way to think about it using the holographic principle.

About the lecturer:
Dr. Razamat received his Ph.D. in Physics from Technion (Israel) in 2007, and held postdoc position at YITP Stony Brook (2007-2011), was a member at the IAS (Princeton) (2011-2014), and a postdoc at NHETC (Rutgers) (2014-2015). He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Physics in Technion. The main research interests of S. Razamat are general aspects of Quantum Field Theory.

How it Works

  • View lecture. The lecture is posted below; you can view it at any time before the Q&A session. Or, if you prefer, join us for the group viewing of the lecture by joining our Zoom meeting at 3pm on Thursday, May 14
  • Submit questionsIf you have viewed the lecture in advance, think of the questions you would like to ask the lecturer. If you can, submit the questions in advance by using this spreadsheet; this will allow us to select the most interesting questions.
  • Join Q&A session. At 4pm EST on May 14, join our zoom meeting to ask questions or just chat with the lecturer. One of Sigma Camp faculty will act as the moderator.

Please note that this lecture is open for everyone; feel free to invite your friends!