Joint ICTP/SISSA Statistical Physics seminar: "Functional renormalization group, a novel approach to quantum field theory"
Starts 12 Apr 2011 12:30
Ends 12 Apr 2011 20:00
Central European Time
Leonardo da Vinci Building Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The derivation of an exact equation describing the renormalization group flow of a scale dependent effective action, know as effective average action, has opened the road to a new approach to quantum field theory. Through different examples ranging from second order phase transitions to quantum field theory on curved space, we review the formalism and some techniques developed to solve the exact renormalization group flow equation.