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Anomaly Inflow for M5-branes wrapping a Riemann Surface

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 03:00pm - 04:00pm
Location: Room 385, Physics & Astronomy Building

Speaker: Ibrahima Bah (Johns Hopkins University)

In this talk we discuss the ’t Hooft anomalies for theories on the world volume of M5-branes wrapping a punctured Riemann Surface. We show how to compute them from the geometric setup in M-theory by using anomaly inflow. In particular, we explain how the boundary data for the M5-branes at a puncture is encoded onto the M-theory geometry. This allows for a derivation of the contributions to the anomalies from the punctures. We also discuss the relations between the inflow setup and holography.

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