TH String Theory Seminar

Scale vs conformal invariance in four dimensions

by Kostas Skenderis (Southampton)

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-3-006 - TH Conference Room )
I will discuss the question of whether four dimensional scale invariant unitary quantum field theories are actually conformally invariant. I will present a complete analysis of possible scale anomalies in correlation functions of the trace of the stress-energy tensor and discuss recent attempts to show that scale invariance implies conformal invariance.