Theoretical Physics Wednesday Seminar: Matthew Buican

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Å4101
  • Lecturer: Matthew Buican
  • Contact person: Vladimir Procházka
  • Seminarium

Rationalizing CFTs

2D rational conformal field theories (RCFTs) are typically thought of as being the “nicest” interesting CFTs we can study: They have large enough symmetry so that there are only a finite number of primary fields, but they also have applications to the real world (e.g., to various condensed matter systems). In this talk, I will describe a program that aims to understand connections between exotic 4D theories with N=2 superconformal symmetry and more down-to-earth 2D RCFTs, thereby enriching our understanding of both.