MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Silviu Pufu (Princeton Unviersity)
Title: Accidental symmetries and the conformal bootstrap
Date: Tue, Dec 08, 2015, 13:15 - 14:45
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: I will talk about an application of the conformal bootstrap and supersymmetric localization techniques to argue that in certain Wess-Zumino models in 2+1 dimensions there is symmetry enhancement in the infrared. These models are generalizations of the critical O(N) vector model and have N=2 supersymmetry. They are interesting in that for small enough N there are no indications other than the conformal bootstrap that they should exhibit symmetry enhancement.