Boundary Trace Anomalies and Boundary Conformal Field Theory

I discuss some aspects of boundary conformal field theories (bCFTs). I will demonstrate that free bCFTs have a universal way of satisfying crossing symmetry constraints. I will introduce a simple class of interacting bCFTs where the interaction is restricted to the boundary. Finally, I will discuss relationships between boundary trace anomalies and boundary limits of stress-tensor correlation functions.

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Seminar
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:00
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Space Room
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400