Starts 20 Oct 2016 16:30
Ends 20 Oct 2016 18:30
Central European Time
ICTP
Leonardo Building - Euler Lecture Hall
Abstract:  I will briefly introduce the idea behind the conformal bootstrap, a program aiming - in it's most ambitious form - to classify conformal field theories (CFTs) in $d>2$. For the case of $d=4$, it recently became possible to consider CFTs with fermions, after the calculations of the relevant "Conformal Blocks" in arXiv:1601.05325.  As an application I will consider the bootstrap equations of 2 scalars and 2 fermions.  Solving these equations, in a particular limit, constrains the scaling dimensions of the large spin sector of the CFT.