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
30m
Erato (Makedonia Palace)

Erato

Makedonia Palace

Section G: Strongly Coupled Theories Section G

Speaker

Roman Zwicky (edinburgh university)

Description

It is based on https://arxiv.org/abs/1511.03868 as well as work which should appear soon.

Summary

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.

Primary author

Roman Zwicky (edinburgh university)

Presentation materials