Found 3 result(s)

15.02.2017 (Wednesday)

RG boundaries and interfaces in Ising field theory

Regular Seminar Anatoly Konechny (Heriot Watt University)

at:
13:15 KCL
room G01 Norfolk Building
abstract:

Perturbing a CFT by a relevant operator on a half space and letting the perturbation flow to the far infrared we obtain an RG interface between the UV and IR CFTs. If the IR CFT is trivial we obtain an RG boundary condition. The space of massive perturbations thus breaks up into regions labelled by conformal boundary conditions of the UV fixed point. For the 2D critical Ising model perturbed by a generic relevant operator we find the assignment of RG boundary conditions to all flows. We use some analytic results but mostly rely on TCSA and TFFSA numerical techniques. We investigate real as well as imaginary values of the magnetic field and, in particular, the RG trajectory that ends at the Yang-Lee CFT. We argue that the RG interface in the latter case does not approach a single conformal interface but rather exhibits oscillatory non-convergent behaviour.

17.02.2010 (Wednesday)

Gradient formula for the beta function of 2d quantum field theory

Regular Seminar Anatoly Konechny (Heriot-Watt)

at:
14:00 IC
room H503
abstract:

I will explain a gradient formula for beta functions of two-dimensional quantum field theories. The gradient formula has the form derivative c = - (gij+Delta gij+bij) bj where bj are the beta functions, c and gij are the Zamolodchikov c-function and metric, bij is an antisymmetric tensor introduced by H. Osborn and Delta gij is a certain metric correction. The formula is derived under the assumption of stress-energy conservation and certain conditions on the infrared behaviour the most significant of which is the condition that the large distance limit of the field theory does not exhibit spontaneously broken global conformal symmetry. Being specialized to non-linear sigma models this formula implies a one-to-one correspondence between renormalization group fixed points and critical points of c.

17.01.2010 (Sunday)

Gradient formula for the beta function of 2d quantum field theory

Regular Seminar Anatoly Konechny (Heriot-Watt)

at:
14:00 IC
room H503
abstract:

I will explain a gradient formula for beta functions of two-dimensional quantum field theories. The gradient formula has the form derivative c = - (gij+Delta gij+bij) bj where bj are the beta functions, c and gij are the Zamolodchikov c-function and metric, bij is an antisymmetric tensor introduced by H. Osborn and Delta gij is a certain metric correction. The formula is derived under the assumption of stress-energy conservation and certain conditions on the infrared behaviour the most significant of which is the condition that the large distance limit of the field theory does not exhibit spontaneously broken global conformal symmetry. Being specialized to non-linear sigma models this formula implies a one-to-one correspondence between renormalization group fixed points and critical points of c.