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HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR | Algebraic Structures in Superconformal Field Theories

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
12:00 AM
3481 Randall Laboratory

The bootstrap approach to conformal field theory adopts an algebraic framework based on the operator product expansion to study strongly interacting CFTs. In general this algebraic structure is not analytically tractable. In contrast, in theories with a sufficient amount of supersymmetry, there turn out to be operator subalgebras that are quite tractable. From these one may determine a large amount of information about the spectrum of supersymmetric operators and their three point couplings. I will describe the situation for superconformal field theories in three, four, and six dimensions.