I will present a status report for the study of confining strings. First, I will focus on confining strings in massive adjoint two-dimensional QCD, where analytical progress is most straightforward to achieve. Then I will describe lessons learnt from this study for confining strings in higher dimensions and discuss relations between confining strings, 2d gravity and T¯ deformation.
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About the speaker
I work at the interface of particle theory, cosmology and string theory. Among other topics I'm interested in the physics of black holes, eternal inflation, long distance modifications of gravity. Most recently, my work was focused on the cosmological and astrophysical signatures of axion-like particles motivated by string theory. In particular, I'm studying the intriguing possibility to use the ongoing observations of astrophysical black holes as a tool to discover such particles.
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