Conformal field theory

任课教师 Speaker:张其明
时间 Time: 每周三、周五 13:30-15:05 2020-9-14 ~ 12-4
地点 Venue:瞩目 ID: 1989447150

课程描述 Description

Conformal field theory (CFT) is an important subject in theoretical physics. It appears roughly in three different major areas of research. 1. Quantum field theories at long distance usually have enhanced conformal symmetry and are described by CFTs. 2. In string perturbation theory, two dimensional CFTs are used to describe the dynamics of the world-sheet of strings. 3. Quantum gravity in asymptotically anti-de Sitter space (AdS) is holographically dual to CFT by the AdS/CFT correspondence.


This course will cover nonperturbative methods in CFT, with applications to string theory, quantum gravity, and particle physics.

预备知识 Prerequisites

Quantum field theory

参考资料 References

David Simmons-Duffin, TASI Lectures on the Conformal Bootstrap, arXiv:1602.07982

P. Di Francesco, P. Mathieu, and D. Senechal,Conformal Field Theory

J. Polchinski,String Theory, chapter 2

Xi Yin,Aspects of Two-Dimensional Conformal Field Theories, PoS TASI2017 (2017) 003