IPMU Colloquium

Speaker: Yunqin Zheng (Kavli IPMU)
Title: On compatibility between Conformal symmetry and Continuous higher-form symmetries (Postdoc Colloquium)
Date (JST): Fri, Dec 03, 2021, 11:00 - 11:30
Place: Zoom
Abstract: We will discuss the compatibility between the conformal symmetry together with the unitarity and the continuous higher-form symmetries. We show that the d-dimensional unitary conformal field theories are not consistent with continuous p-form symmetries for certain (d,p), assuming that the corresponding conserved current is a conformal primary operator. We further discuss several dynamical applications of this constraint. In particular, we show that some gapless, scale invariant quantum field theories are not CFTs.
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Remarks: IPMU Postdoc Colloquium Series
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