TH Theoretical Seminar

Effective conformal dominance and a new approach to solving a gauge theory

by Prof. Emanuel Katz (Boston University)

4-3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4-3-006 - TH Conference Room


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I will consider the case of a CFT deformed by a relevant perturbation resulting in a mass gap. I will argue that in such a case, operators of high scaling-dimension can decouple exponentially quickly from low-energy bound states. This observation motivates a new way of solving strongly coupled theories. In particular, I will describe the method applied to 2D QCD-like theories both at large and at small N.