Recent Progress in the Conformal Bootstrap

25 Aug 2015, 11:30
30m
Mountain Ballroom ()

Mountain Ballroom

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David Simmons-Duffin (IAS)

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Recently, a new tool has emerged for studying strongly-coupled Conformal Field Theories, based on the old idea of the Conformal Bootstrap. I will describe how the modern bootstrap (originally motivated by questions about Higgs physics) is providing new quantitative and conceptual results about field theories in diverse dimensions.

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