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Large N Program Series: Ivan Kostov, IPhT, CEA-Saclay

Title: Two-dimensional random geometry: continuous and discrete approaches
Program Website: Large N limit problems in Kahler Geometry
Speaker: Ivan Kostov, IPhT, CEA-Saclay
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 01:00pm – 02:30pm
Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center


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Abstract: This is an elementary introduction for non-specialists. Liouville gravity. KPZ-DDK relations. Planar graphs and discretized surfaces embedded in D dimensions. Critical behaviour: baby universes and the D=1 barrier. Solvable models on planar graphs: Ising, SAW, loop gas, RSOS. Mapping to large-N matrix models. Boundaries and boundary correlations.