With a little help from Dr. Sujay K. Ashok, this seminar will discuss conformal field theories from the ground up! There is, at the moment, no fixed syllabus or list of topics we'd like to cover. We plan to tailor the topics discussed to reflect our interests over time.
Each meeting will go on for an hour and a half. We meet every Thursday at 9:30 am in Hall 123.
|3rd April||N. Balakrishnan||Operator Formalism: Bosons and Fermions||Ch. 6.3, 6.4 of |
|27th March||Dr. Sanjit Das||The Weyl Anomaly||Ch. 6 of , |
|20th March||Dr. Vivek M. Vyas||The Heat Kernel and The Trace Anomaly||Ch. 5.A, 5.B of |
|13th March||Renjan John||Central Charges, the Virasoro Algebra and Radial Quantization||Ch. 6.1, 6.2 of |
|6th March||M||Conformal Ward Identities and Operator Product Expansions||Ch. 5.2, 5.3 of |
|20th February||M||The Conformal Group in Two Dimensions||Ch. 5.1 of |
|13th February||Renjan John||Conformal Invariance and Quantum Fields||Ch. 4.3 of , |
|6th February||Dheeraj Kumar Mishra||Energy-Momentum Tensors and Tracelessness||Ch. 4.2 of |
|23rd January||Dheeraj Kumar Mishra||The Conformal Group II: Representations in \( d \) Dimensions||Ch. 4.2 of , |
|16th January||N. Balakrishnan||The Conformal Group I: Generators and Their Algebra||Ch. 4.1 of |