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Weakly coupled M-branes

Sunil Mukhi

Tata Institude

M-theory is the strongly coupled limit of string theory and therefore its branes are described by strongly coupled field theories. But in recent times it has become clear that M2-branes have a natural weakly coupled limit. The key ideas in this development will be reviewed and some speculations offered on a possible theory of weakly coupled M5-branes.

Date: Thursday, 30 August 2012
Time: 13:00
Where: McGill University
  Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, room 326
Contact: Shunji Matsuura

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