Rethinking (super)conformal field theories

Who: Balt van Rees (Durham)
When: Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:30
Where: The CP³ meeting room

Quantum field theories are of fundamental importance in theoretical physics, but they are also notoriously hard to define. For conformal field theories the “bootstrap” philosophy constitutes a first-principles approach whose real power has been understood only very recently. I will review the remarkable progress we have made in this direction, with an emphasis on supersymmetric conformal field theories.

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