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TVI/TMP-MD4: Conformal Field Theory – Overview

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Time and place

Mo 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. c.t. in A450
Thu 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. c.t. in A450

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Topics of this course:

  • Conformal transformations and the conformal algebra
  • Correlators and Ward identities
  • Conformal blocks
  • Highest weight representations
  • Torus partition function and the modular group
  • Free field theory
  • Superconformal field theory
  • Advanced topics
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Recommended literature:
  • Introduction to Conformal Field Theory  by R. Blumenhagen & E. Plauschinn
  • Conformal Field Theory  by P. Di Francesco & P. Mathieu
  • Introduction to Conformal Field Theory  by A.N. Schellekens, www.nikhef.nl/~t58/CFT.pdf
  • An Introduction to Conformal Field Theory  by M. Gaberdiel, arxiv:hep-th/9910156
  • Notes on CFT Winter Term 14/15 by D. Jaud, http://homepages.physik.uni-muenchen.de/~Daniel.Jaud/ 

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Daniel Jaud