# Crossing the boundaries [electronic resource] : gauge dynamics at strong coupling : proceedings of the workshop in honor of the 60th birthday of Misha Shifman, FTPI, University of Minnesota, 14-17 May 2009 / editors, Marco Peloso, Arkady Vainshtein.

##### Contributor(s): Peloso, Marco M | Vainshtein, Arkady | Shifman, Misha | William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute.

Material type: TextPublisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xi, 552 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789814304030 (electronic bk.); 9814304034 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Gauge fields (Physics) -- Congresses | String models -- Congresses | Physics | Science | SCIENCE -- Mechanics -- General | SCIENCE -- Mechanics -- SolidsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Crossing the boundaries.DDC classification: 531.16 Online resources: EBSCOhostIncludes bibliographical references.

1. Misha Shifman's lectures. Large extra dimensions : becoming acquainted with an alternative paradigm / M. Shifman. Vacuum structure and QCD sum rules : introduction / M. Shifman -- 2. Non-abelian vortices. Non-abelian vortices : results in new directions / K. Konishi. K-vortex dynamics in N = 1* theory and its gravity dual / R. Auzzi. The many faces of the heterotic vortex / S. Bolognesi -- 3. Topological excitations. The innards of instantons / D. Tong. Pandora's box and non-selfdual topological excitations / M. �Unsal. Solitons in two-dimensional AdS space / T. ter Veldhuis. Effects of extra degrees of freedom on a decay rate of metastable topological objects / A. Monin and M.B. Voloshin -- 4. Gauge-string duality. Recent progress in AdS/CFT / J.H. Schwarz. Quantum strings in AdS and gauge-string duality / A.A. Tseytlin. M2-branes and AdS/CFT / I.R. Klebanov. Surprising symmetries of scattering amplitudes in gauge theories / G.P. Korchemsky -- 5. Supersymmetric field theories. Still in light-cone superspace / P. Ramond. Brane tilings : the NSVZ beta function / A. Hanany. Aspects of supersymmetric field theories / K. Intriligator. High-energy amplitudes in N=4 SYM in the next-to-leading order / I. Balitsky -- 6. Holographic QCD. How well does AdS/QCD describe QCD? / J. Elrich. Conformality lost / D.B. Kaplan ... [et al.]. Probing universality in AdS/CFT / A. Ritz. Holography and the speed of sound / P.M. Hohler and M.A. Stephanov. Chiral symmetry breaking in a soft-wall model of AdS/QCD / J. Kapusta, T.M. Kelley and T. Gherghetta. Chiral symmetry and holographic models of the baryon : testing holographic models of the baryon with model-independent relations / T.D. Cohen -- 7. QCD, cold and hot. QCD and supersymmetry / A. Armoni. Confining gauge fields / F. Lenz. Quark counting rules : old and new approaches / A. Radyushkin. Hadronic form factors : combining QCD calculations with analyticity / A. Khodjamirian. High energy hadronic scattering -- the quantum evolution / A. Kovner. Deconfinement, monopoles and new phenomena in heavy ion collisions / E. Shuryak. Confinement-deconfinement phase transition in hot and dense QCD at large N / A.R. Zhitnitsky -- 8. Dark matter axions and other exotics. Dark matter axions / P. Sikivie. Searching for axions and other exotics with dark matter detectors / M. Pospelov. Unparticle physics / H. Georgi. The Lee-Wick standard model / M.B. Wise -- 9. Non-QCD. Flavor mixing, quark masses, neutrino masses and neutrino oscillations / H. Fritzsch. Nature of microscopic black holes and gravity in theories with particle species / G. Dvali. Symmetries in the Gross-Neveu phase diagram / G.V. Dunne. Strongly coupled condensate of high energy matter / G. Gabadadze. Exotic superfluidity in cold atoms / E. Gubankova. Double well potential : perturbation theory, tunneling, WKB (beyond instantons) / A.V. Turbiner -- 10. Glimpses of the conference.

This volume contains the proceedings of the workshop "Crossing the Boundaries : Gauge Dynamics at Strong Coupling", hosted by the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota, May 14 - 17, 2009. The workshop honored the 60th birthday of Professor Misha Shifman and his outstanding achievements in the field of gauge dynamics. The meeting 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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