IAS High Energy Theory Seminar

Relating Integrable Spin Chains to Gauge Theories via String Theory

This seminar will be presented in-person in Wolfensohn Hall at the IAS and on Zoom.

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Abstract: I will discuss some applications of brane constructions of rational integrable spin chains with Verma modules. These spin chains appear in various gauge theories. They can be created in 4d Chern-Simons theories with line operators, mapped to massive vacua of certain 2d N=(2,2) gauge theories using Bethe/Gauge correspondences, described in terms of vortices and monopole operators in 3d N=4 theories etc. I will argue that all these descriptions of the spin chains can be seen as different perspectives of the same string theory setups.

Date & Time

May 20, 2022 | 1:45pm – 3:00pm


Wolfensohn Hall (behind Bloomberg Hall) & on Zoom


Speaker Affiliation

Institute for Advanced Study