Programma 11 Aprile 

Teorie di Campo e di Corda (F. Gliozzi) 

Matteo BertoliniRecent progress in the gauge/string correspondenceAbstract:After a general introduction on the present status of the gauge/string correspondence, we present several AdS/CFT checks for a newly found family of N=1 dual pairs, and also discuss interesting nonconformal deformations of the former. The corresponding theories display nontrivial RGflows for which a dual supergravity description is available, but a runaway behavior in the deep IR. Hence, we finally comment on the possibility (and the problems) of finding, in this specific context, suitable string duals of QCDlike theories.
Massimo D'EliaConfining mechanisms of the QCD vacuumAbstract: We illustrate different mechanisms of color confinement relating them to properties of the QCD vacuum and discussing evidence coming from lattice QCD simulations.
Marco Billo'Exact partition functions for the effective confining string in gauge theoriesAbstract:The NambuGoto string in d dimensions is considered as an effective model of physical situations dominated by the d.o.f. of fluctuating strings, such as Polyakov loop correlators in confining gauge theories, or fluid interfaces in statistical systems. By using standard covariant quantization, it is possible to integrate the NG partition function over the worldsheet, getting an exact expressions in dependence of the geometry of the surface spanned by the string in target space. This expressions resums the perturbative expansion of the functional integral approach in the "physical gauge" and compares very well to avaliable MC data in the regime of sufficietly large sizes where the conformal anomaly for d < 26 has negligible effects.
Ruggero FerrariModello sigma non lineare: rinormalizzazione simmetrica dello sviluppo perturbativoAbstract: Usando il modello sigma nonlineare come paradigma, viene proposto un metodo di rinormalizzazione e vengono illustrate alcune proprieta' dello sviluppo perturbativo per teorie "non rinormalizzabili"
Alessandra FeoPredictions and recent results in susy on the latticeAbstract: I summarize the current theoretical knowledge in lattice supersymmetry with special emphasis on recent results in the framework of N=1 supersymmetric Yang Mills theory, WessZumino model and YangMills theory with extended supersymmetries.
Fedele LizziTwisted Conformal Symmetry in Noncommutative TwoDimensional Quantum Field TheoryAbstract: I discuss a field theory on the noncommutative plane endowed with the Moyal product. The symmetry is to be understood in the quantum sense, in that while the commutation relations are unchanged and form two copies of the Virasoro algebra, the coaction id deformed by terms depending on the noncommutativity parameter theta. We then quantize the theory. We show that to satisfy the KacMoody current algebras (which imply conformal invariance) we must impose a deformation of the commutation relations between the creation and annihilation operators of the theory. 