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New developments in quantum field theory in diverse dimensions

NOV 17, 2017 | 9:30 AM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
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November 17, 2017: 9:30 AM-6:00 PM




Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences and GC doctoral program in Physics


Location: Room 9204/5

Quantum Field Theory plays a central role in our description of nature, with applications ranging from particle physics to condensed matter physics. Our understanding of quantum field theory is evolving along multiple directions. This workshop is dedicated to exciting recent breakthroughs in this area, including: renormalization group flows, conformal field theories, phase diagrams, and connections between dynamics of quantum field theories in different dimensions.


9:30 AM Coffee and bagels

10:00 AM Aspects of (super)conformal theories, anomalies, and RG flows in diverse dimensions

Ken Intriligator, University of California at San Diego 11:30 AM Coffee

12:00 PM 6d (1,0) theories on curves
Cumrun Vafa, Harvard University

1:30 PM Lunch

2:30 PM New phases of QCD3 and QCD4, Part I Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study

4:00 PM Coffee

4:30 PM New phases of QCD3 and QCD4, Part II Zohar Komargodski, Stony Brook University

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