Description 
1 online resource (xi, 552 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
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. Nonabelian vortices. Nonabelian vortices : results in new directions / K. Konishi. Kvortex 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 nonselfdual topological excitations / M. Ünsal. Solitons in twodimensional 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. Gaugestring duality. Recent progress in AdS/CFT / J.H. Schwarz. Quantum strings in AdS and gaugestring duality / A.A. Tseytlin. M2branes and AdS/CFT / I.R. Klebanov. Surprising symmetries of scattering amplitudes in gauge theories / G.P. Korchemsky  5. Supersymmetric field theories. Still in lightcone superspace / P. Ramond. Brane tilings : the NSVZ beta function / A. Hanany. Aspects of supersymmetric field theories / K. Intriligator. Highenergy amplitudes in N=4 SYM in the nexttoleading order / I. Balitsky  6. Holographic QCD. How well does AdS/QCD describe QCD? / J. Elrich. Conformality lost / D.B. Kaplan [and others]. 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 softwall 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 modelindependent 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. Confinementdeconfinement 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 LeeWick standard model / M.B. Wise  9. NonQCD. 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 GrossNeveu 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 
Summary 
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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Notes 
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Subject 
Gauge fields (Physics)  Congresses


String models  Congresses


SCIENCE  Mechanics  General.


SCIENCE  Mechanics  Solids.


Gauge fields (Physics)


String models

Genre/Form 
Festschriften


Conference papers and proceedings


Festschriften.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Peloso, Marco M.


Vainshtein, Arkady.


Shifman, Misha.


William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute.

ISBN 
9789814304030 

9814304034 
