TH Theoretical Seminar

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

by Prof. Emanuel Katz (Boston University)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-3-006 - TH Conference Room )
Description
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.