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CFP highlighted at APS

The American Physical Society has just highlighted the recent work of CFP former Ph.D student Pedro Vieira and collaborators. In the words of Professor Joseph Minahan at Upsala University in Sweden, "A mathematical formalism makes a step forward in proving the AdS/CFT correspondence that connects quantum mechanics with gravity".

CFP highlighted at APS

An important calculation in gauge theory can be mapped to one of the most fundamental toy models in the study of magnetism: the Heisenberg spin chain.

In 1997 Maldacena, a young Argentinean physics, put forward the startling conjecture that theories of gravity on curved spaces are equivalent to ordinary quantum field theories confined to the boundaries of those spaces.

Maldacena's conjecture has become one of the most promising and exciting ideas in modern theoretical physics, with applications to quantum gravity, black hole physics, the strong interactions and more recently condensed matter physics.

Pedro Vieira, a former CFP Ph.D student, together with Nikolay Gromov and Vladimir Kazakov, are now recognised as world leaders in this field of research. You can read more at the American Physical Society viewpoint The weak and strong ends of a theory. This story has also spread in the international scientific news, such as Science Daily, E! Science News and Softpedia.

The original article by Gromov, Kazakov and Vieira can be downloaded here.

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