09.04.2014 (Wednesday)

Infinite chiral symmetry in four dimensions

Regular Seminar Balt van Rees (CERN)

14:00 IC
room H503

We describe a new correspondence between four-dimensional conformal field theories with extended supersymmetry and two-dimensional chiral algebras. The meromorphic correlators of the chiral algebra compute correlators in a protected sector of the four-dimensional theory. Infinite chiral symmetry has far-reaching consequences for the spectral data, correlation functions, and central charges of any four-dimensional theory with N=2 superconformal symmetry.