August 28, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Europe/Athens timezone

Euler anomaly from central charge flow in N=1 gauge theories and beyond

Aug 30, 2016, 3:00 PM
Erato (Makedonia Palace)


Makedonia Palace

Section G: Strongly Coupled Theories Section G


Roman Zwicky (edinburgh university)


It is based on as well as work which should appear soon.


I will discuss how the RG-running of the gauge coupling can be absorbed into the metric
for N=1 gauge theories by using the Konishi anomaly. The central charge between the
UV and IR fixed point is then computed, using the construction of Komargodski and Schwimmer, within a free field theory. The non-trivial dynamics emerges from expanding the geometric quantities such as the Euler term confirming an earlier result in the literature. I will discuss how to make use of these techniques in non-supersymmetric gauge theories aka QCD-like gauge theories.

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Roman Zwicky (edinburgh university)

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