12/11/2018, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Alexandre Belin, University of Amsterdam
Siegel Modular Forms in AdS/CFT
I will discuss the application of Siegel modular forms for extracting the degeneracy of states of symmetric orbifold CFTs. These modular forms are closely related to the generating function for the elliptic genera of such CFTs and I will present an efficient technic for extracting their Fourier coefficients. I will then discuss to what extent symmetric orbifold CFTs can admit nice gravity duals and thus make an interesting connection between number theory and quantum gravity.