Jul 24 – 30, 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

Lattice Conformal Field theory on Curved Manifolds

Jul 27, 2016, 10:20 AM
Building B2a Room 2077 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building B2a Room 2077

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

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Prof. Richard Richard Brower (Boston University)


A Quantum Finite Element (QFE) Lagrangian is formulated for a general simplicial complex approximation to a smooth Euclidean Riemann manifold. The construction is applied to Wilson Dirac fermions with the appropriate lattice spin connection and to phi 4th-theory with QFE counter terms required for these theories to converge in the continuum limit. Numerical tests are given for the Wilson-Fisher fixed point in 2D with comparison to the exact solution of the Ising CFT on the two sphere and for the 3D phi 4th-theory in radial quantization. Potential future applications to more general 3D conformal field theories and 4D Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) gauge theories near the conformal window are suggested.

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Prof. Richard Richard Brower (Boston University)


Mr Andrew Gasbarro (Yale University) Mr Chung-I Tan (Brown University) Dr Evan Weinberg (Boston University) Dr George Fleming (Yale University) Mr Timoty Raben (Brown University)

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