Conformal field theory in two dimensions (5/6)
Fri, Dec. 06th 2013, 10:00-12:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
We do a systematic introduction of conformal field theory on the two-dimensional Euclidean plane, in the conformal bootstrap approach. We first explain the general ideas and techniques: the Virasoro algebra and its representations, the correlation functions and the differential equations they obey. Then we introduce and solve some of the simplest and most widely used models: Liouville theory, minimal models, free bosonic models, and, if time allows, Wess-Zumino-Witten models. http://ipht.cea.fr/Phocea-SPhT/ast_visu_spht.php?i...