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Statut Confirmé
Domaines hep-th
Date Jeudi 28 Janvier 2021
Heure 11:00
Institut LPTHE
Salle Zoom and bibliothèque du LPTHE, tour 13-14, 4eme étage
Nom de l'orateur Perlmutter
Prenom de l'orateur Eric
Addresse email de l'orateur
Institution de l'orateur Caltech & IPhT
Titre A CFT Distance Conjecture
Résumé We formulate a series of conjectures relating the geometry of conformal manifolds to the spectrum of local operators in conformal field theories in d>2 spacetime dimensions. We focus on conformal manifolds with limiting points at infinite distance with respect to the Zamolodchikov metric. Our central conjecture is that all theories at infinite distance possess an emergent higher-spin symmetry, generated by an infinite tower of currents whose anomalous dimensions vanish exponentially in the distance. Stated geometrically, the diameter of a non-compact conformal manifold must diverge logarithmically in the higher-spin gap. Our conjectures are related to the Distance Conjecture in the swampland program. We discuss the supporting evidence, their holographic interpretation, and implications for superconformal field theories.
Numéro de preprint arXiv
Commentaires This seminar will be given in hybrid mode. People who wish to attend in person should contact Ander Retolaza. Zoom: (pwd= 1234 )
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