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HET SEMINAR <br> Holography and the Exact Renormalization Group

Friday, December 5, 2014
12:00 AM
335 West Hall

It is a familiar idea that the holographic duality between strongly coupled local quantum field theories and weakly coupled gravitational systems is inherently related to the renormalization group of the field theory. In this talk, I will describe a holographic interpretation of the exact renormalization group equations of theories near their free fixed points. This holographic description has an interpretation in terms of the unbroken phase of a higher spin gauge theory. A precise geometric interpretation of this theory can be described in terms of principal jet bundles.