#### The local renormalization group equation in superspace

- Event time: 2:00pm
- Event date: 4th May 2016
- Speaker: Roberto Auzzi (University of Brescia and INFN, Perugia)
- Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB

### Event details

I'll present the superspace formulation of the local RG equation, a framework for the study of supersymmetric RG flows in which the constraints of holomorphy and R-symmetry are manifest. I'll discuss the derivation of the consistency conditions associated with super-Weyl symmetry off-criticality and the study of their implications. As examples, I'll derive an expression for the a-function, and I'll present an analog of the a-maximization equation, which is valid off-criticality. I'll discuss the application of this machinery to the study of conformal manifolds and I'll give a simple proof that the metric on such manifolds is Kahler.