17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

New blocks for the conformal bootstrap

20 Jul 2013, 09:00
23m
F3 (KTH Campus)

F3

KTH Campus

Talk presentation Non-perturbative QFT and String Theory Non-perturbative QFT and String Theory

Speaker

Matthijs Hogervorst (LPTENS)

Description

The bootstrap program in conformal field theory aims at understanding higher-dimensional CFTs by imposing consistency conditions. These constraints rely on the knowledge of conformal blocks, which are special functions that sum up to conformal four point functions. Although they are notoriously difficult to compute, recent work has lead to a better understanding of these conformal blocks. In this talk, I will explain how these insights lead to a more rigorous understanding of the bootstrap and simplify calculations. Special attention will be paid to the 3D Ising model.

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