Conformal Bootstrap in diverse dimensions

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Conformal Bootstrap in diverse dimensions

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 6th December 2013
  • Speaker: Ferdinando Gliozzi (INFN)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room,

Event details

Recently an efficient numerical method has been developed to implementthe constraints of crossing symmetry and unitarity on theĀ  low lying spectrum of CFT in diverse space-time dimensions. The calculations can be done only for theories lying at the boundary of the allowed parameter space. In this talk it is pointed out that a similar method can be applied to a much larger class of CFT, whether unitary or not, and no free parameter remains. The method is applied to Lee-Yang edge singularity in diverse dimensions and to 3d critical Ising model.

The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..

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