University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Friday, December 9th 2016
Speaker: David Poland (Yale U.)
Subject: Mysteries at the Bootstrap Frontier

In this informal talk I will summarize various projects at the frontier of the conformal bootstrap, including studying 4-point functions of fermions, stress-energy tensors, and chiral multiplets in superconformal theories. The resulting bootstrap constraints both make contact with known theories and also reveal mysterious features that may give the first pieces of evidence for new previously unknown conformal field theories.

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