Wednesday, November 23 2016
15:30 - 17:00

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

Analytic bootstrap

Aninda Sinha

IISc, Bangalore

I will discuss a new formulation of the conformal bootstrap which enables us to extract analytic results (eg. epsilon expansion ala Wilson-Fisher) without using Feynman diagrams and in a manifestly finite manner. The building blocks in this formalism are what we now understand as Witten diagrams in the context of AdS/CFT and in a way were anticipated in a seminal paper by Polyakov way back in 1974.

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