Asymptotic safety guaranteed

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2014-24 DNRF90 and DIAS-2014-24
Authors: Daniel F. Litim (University of Sussex) and Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins & DIAS)
External link: arXiv.org

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We study the ultraviolet behaviour of four-dimensional quantum field theories involving non-abelian gauge fields, fermions and scalars in the Veneziano limit. In a regime where asymptotic freedom is lost, we explain how the three types of fields cooperate to develop fully interacting ultraviolet fixed points, strictly controlled by perturbation theory. Extensions towards strong coupling and beyond the large-N limit are discussed.