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Seminar
Speaker
Apratim Kaviraj (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris )
Date & Time
Thu, 22 August 2019, 16:00 to 17:30
Venue
Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
Resources
Abstract

I will talk about the functional approach to Conformal bootstrap. Analytic functionals provide a bootstrap basis, that is built on the analytic understanding of a CFT. This method has a direct connection to the Mellin/Polyakov bootstrap, and fixes the so-called "Polynomial ambiguity" that limits the applicability of the latter. I will explain this for the case of Boundary CFT-s, where we have two different spectrum of operators to fix. I will demonstrate the working with an example. I will also briefly discuss about an ongoing work on O(N) models.