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This volume contains the proceedings of the workshop Crossing the Boundaries: Gauge Dynamics at Strong Coupling, hosted by the William I. Fine Thoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota, May 14-17, 2009. The Workshop, which honored Misha Shifman's 60th birthday and his outstanding achievements in the field of gauge dynamics, attracted a fascinating group of researchers working on the cutting edge of dynamics of gauge theories, including supersymmetric and string theories. Their talks covered a wide area of recent developments in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814304023
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/31/2010
  • Pages: 564
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Misha Shifman's Lectures 1

Large Extra Dimensions: Becoming Acquainted with an Alternative Paradigm M. Shifman 3

Vacuum Structure and QCD Sum Rules: Introduction M. Shifman 34

2 Non-Abelian Vortices 45

Non-Abelian Vortices: Results in New Directions K. Konishi 47

K-Vortex Dynamics in N = 1* Theory and its Gravity Dual R. Auzzi 59

The Many Faces of the Heterotic Vortex S. Bolognesi 71

3 Topological Excitations 83

The Innards of Instantons D. Tong 85

Pandora's Box and Non-Selfdual Topological Excitations M. √únsal 96

Solitons in Two-Dimensional AdS Space T. ter Veldhuis 108

Effects of Extra Degrees of Freedom on a Decay Rate of Metastable Topological Objects A. Monin M. B. Voloshin 120

4 Gauge-String Duality 131

Recent Progress in AdS/CFT J. H. Schwarz 133

Quantum Strings in AdS and Gauge-String Duality A. A. Tseytlin 143

M2-branes and AdS/CFT I. R. Klebanov 158

Surprising Symmetries of Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge Theories G. P. Korchemsky 179

5 Supersymmetric Field Theories 197

Still in Light-Cone Superspace P. Ramond 99

Brane Tilings: The NSVZ Beta Function A. Hanany 215

Aspects of Supersymmetric Field Theories K. Intriligator 226

High-Energy Amplitudes in N=4 SYM in the Next-to-Leading Order I. Balitsky 237

6 Holographic QCD 249

How well does AdS/QCD describe QCD? J. Elrich 251

Conformality Lost D. B. Kaplan J.-W. Lee D. T. Son* M. A. Stephanov 263

Probing Universality in AdS/CFT A. Ritz 275

Holography and the Speed of Sound P. M. Hohler M. A. Stephanov* 287

Chiral Symmetry Breaking in a Soft-Wall Model of AdS/QCD J. Kapusta* T. M. Kelley T. Gherghetta 297

Chiral Symmetry and Holographic Models of the Baryon: Testing Holographic Models of the Baryon with Model-Independent Relations T. D. Cohen 309

7 QCD, Cold and Hot 317

QCD and Supersymmetry A. Armoni 319

Confining Gauge Fields F. Lenz 341

Quark Counting Rules: Old and New Approaches A. Radyushkin 354

Hadronic Form Factors: Combining QCD Calculations with Analyticity A. Khodjamirian 366

High Energy Hadronic Scattering - The Quantum Evolution A. Kovner 378

Deconfinement, Monopoles and New Phenomena in Heavy Ion Collisions E. Shuryak 388

Confinement-Deconfinement Phase Transition in Hot and Dense QCD at large N A. R. Zhitnitsky 400

8 Dark Matter Axions and Other Exotics 413

Dark Matter Axions P. Sikivie 415

Searching for Axions and Other Exotics with Dark Matter Detectors M. Pospelov 427

Unparticle Physics H. Georgi 438

The Lee-Wick Standard Model M. B. Wise 454

9 Non-QCD 467

Flavor Mixing, Quark Masses, Neutrino Masses and Neutrino Oscillations H. Fritzsch 469

Nature of Microscopic Black Holes and Gravity in Theories with Particle Species G. Dvali 474

Symmetries in the Gross-Neveu Phase Diagram G. V. Dunne 490

Strongly Coupled Condensate of High Energy Matter G. Gabadadze 502

Exotic Superfluidity in Cold Atoms E. Gubankova 514

Double Well Potential: Perturbation Theory, Tunneling, WKB (Beyond Instantons) A. V. Turbiner 526

10 Glimpses of the Conference 541

Pictures 543

List of Participants 551

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