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TVI/TMP-MD4 Conformal Field Theory – Overview

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About the lecture

Time and place

Tuesday 14 - 16 c.t. in A 449 (Theresienstr. 37)
Wednesday 10 - 12 c.t. in A 449 (Theresienstr. 37)

Beginning: Tuesday 17 Oct. 2017


Preliminary program

  • Renormalisation group, critical phenomena and scale invariance
  • Conformal transformations in d-dimensions, scale-invariance vs. conformal invariance
  • Conformal Bootstrap
  • CFT in 2 dimensions
  • Virasoro algebra and its representations
  • Minimal models
  • Boundary conformal field theory
  • Conformal perturbation theory

Literature

  • Slava Rychkov. EPFL Lectures on Conformal Field Theory in D>= 3 Dimensions, arXiv:1601.05000 [hep-th]
  • Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu David Sénéchal. Conformal Field Theory, Springer, New York (1997) ISBN 0-387-94785-X
  • Fradkin, Palchik. Conformal Quantum Field Theory in D-dimensions, Springer (1996).
  • Lecture notes: Part 1, Part 2 (Disclaimer: Mistakes may be present)