Conformal Field Theory New Non-Perturbative Methods in String and Field Theory

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Subjects:

  • Applied mathematics,
  • Particle & high-energy physics,
  • Statistical Physics,
  • Theoretical methods,
  • String models,
  • Physics,
  • Particle Physics,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Quantum field theory,
  • General,
  • Waves & Wave Mechanics,
  • Conformal invariants,
  • Mathematical Physics

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ContributionsYavuz Nutku (Editor), Cihan Saclioglu (Editor), Teoman Turgut (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7899315M
ISBN 100738202045
ISBN 109780738202044

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This book is really well done. It introduce the theory of conformal fields in a really pedagogical way so that any person not familiar at all with the subject can enjoy it. The review of quantum field theory and statistical mechanics at the begining is excellent and it is of great help if you haven't work with these subjects by: I would recommend the book Introduction to Conformal Field theory by Blumenhagen and Plauschinn.

It is quite sort and can serve as a perfect introduction to CFT. It covers the basics of CFT in the first 3 chapters and then in the remaining 3 it goes on to introduce the CFT concepts that will appear most frequently in String theory. Conformal field theory is an elegant and powerful theory in the field of high energy physics and statistics.

In fact, it can be said to be one of the greatest achievements in the development of this field. Presented in two dimensions, this book is designed for students who already have a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, field theory and Cited by: Filling an important gap in the literature, this comprehensive text develops conformal field theory from first Conformal Field Theory book.

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Filling an important gap in the literature, this comprehensive text develops conformal field theory from first principles. The treatment is self-contained, pedagogical, and exhaustive, and includes a great deal of background material on quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, Lie algebras and affine Lie algebras.

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It introduces Conformal Field Theory at a basic level, Kac-Moody algebras, one-loop partition functions, Superconformal Field Theories, Gepner Models and Boundary Conformal Field Theory. Eventually, the concept of orientifold constructions is explained in detail for the example of the bosonic string.

Why one more text on conformal field theory. Let us argue that this text fills an available niche, by considering which neighbouring niches are already filled: • The book [2] by A.

and Al. Zamoldochikov is in spirit quite close to the present text. That book is a concise exposition of File Size: 1MB. Lectures on Conformal Field Theory Joshua D. Quallsa aDepartment of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan E-mail: @ Abstract: These lectures notes are based on courses given at National Taiwan University, National Chiao File Size: 1MB.

The aim of this book is to provide the reader with an introduction to conformal field theory and its applications to topology. The author starts with a description of geometric aspects of conformal field theory based on loop groups. By means of the holonomy of conformal field theory he defines topological invariants for knots and 3-manifolds.

The course is based on a mixture of Ginsparg's "Applied Conformal Field Theory", hep-th/ and Schottenloher's "A mathematical introduction to conformal field theory".

Filling an important gap in the literature, this comprehensive text develops conformal field theory from first principles. The treatment is self-contained, pedagogical, and exhaustive, and includes a great deal of background material on quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, Lie algebras and affine Lie algebras.

Conformal field theory is an elegant and powerful theory in the field of high energy physics and statistics.

In fact, it can be said to be one of the greatest achievements in the development of this field. Presented in two dimensions, this book is designed for students who already have a basic Price: $   Filling an important gap in the literature, this comprehensive text develops conformal field theory from first principles.

The treatment is self-contained, pedagogical, and exhaustive, and includes a great deal of background material on quantum field theory, /5. The renormalizable quantum gravity introduced in this book offers a theory in which such a world is described by a certain conformal field theory and a deviation from there is handled as a perturbation.

The second part surveys some more advanced topics of conformal field theory, such as the representation theory of the Virasoro algebra, conformal symmetry within string theory, an axiomatic approach to Euclidean conformally covariant quantum field theory and a mathematical interpretation of the Verlinde formula in the context of moduli spaces Brand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Hence the book provides in a self-contained way the necessary knowledge and “conformal” intuition which underline the various applications of conformal field theory.

It is aimed to assist students and professionals in the study of the theory from its first principles and in applying the methods in their own research. Introduction to Conformal Field Theory Antonin Rovai Contents Foreword 2 Introduction 3 1. Symmetries and Conservation laws 3 Definitions 4 Noether’s theorem 6 The energy-momentum tensor 8 Consequences for the quantum theory 10 2.

Conformal invariance in d dimensions 11 General considerations and algebra 11Author: Antonin Rovai. These papers cover the following active areas in mathematical physics: conformal field theory, solvable lattice models, affine and Virasoro algebra, and KP equations.

The volume begins with an analysis of 1 and 2 point correlation functions of the Gibbs measure of random matrices. The book is organized as follows: The Introduction starts from classical mechanics and explains basic background materials in quantum field theory and geometry.

Chapter 1 presents conformal field theory based on the geometry of loop groups. Chapter 2 deals with the holonomy of conformal field theory. Chapter 3 treats Chern-Simons perturbation. Conformal Field Theory () Course Description. Quantum field theories fall into roughly two classes: "gapped" theories (where excited states are separated from the vacuum by an energy gap) and gapless theories.

In gapped theories, correlations fall off exponentially with distance, so gapped theories are "almost trivial" at long distances. Conformal Field - search pdf books free download Free eBook and manual for Business, Education,Finance, Inspirational, Novel, Religion, Social, Sports, Science, Technology, Holiday, Medical,Daily new PDF ebooks documents ready for download, All PDF documents are Free,The biggest database for Free books and documents search with fast results better than any online library eBooks.

Filling an important gap in the literature, this comprehensive text develops conformal field theory from first principles. The treatment is self-contained, pedagogical, and exhaustive, and includes a great deal of background material on quantum field theory, Price: $ Field Theory”, Nucl.

Phys. B (). The application to string theory was explained by Friedan, Martinec and Shenker in “Conformal Invariance, Supersymmetry and String Theory”, Nucl. Phys. B (). The canonical reference for learning conformal field theory is the excellent review by Ginsparg.

A link can be found on the course File Size: KB. Conformal Field Theory whereΩ(x) is the conformal factor. In this case, if vµ and wµ are two vectors whose scalar product is v ⋅w = g µνv µwν,thenthequantity v ⋅w √ ∣v∣2∣w∣2 () is invariant under conformal transformations which, therefore, preserve an-gles.

Here ∣v∣2 = g File Size: KB. It introduces Conformal Field Theory at a basic level, Kac-Moody algebras, one-loop partition functions, Superconformal Field Theories, Gepner Models and Boundary Conformal Field Theory. Eventually, the concept of orientifold constructions is explained in detail for the example of /5(8).

Lectures on Conformal Field Theory. They are intended as an introduction to conformal field theories in various dimensions, with applications related to topics of particular interest: topics.

This book presents a systematic approach to conformal field theory with gauge symmetry from the point of view of complex algebraic geometry. After presenting the basic facts of the theory of compact Riemann surfaces and the representation theory of affine Lie algebras in Chapters 1 and 2, conformal blocks for pointed Riemann surfaces with coordinates are constructed in Chapter 3.

A conformal field theory (CFT) is accordingly a functor on such a richer category of conformal cobordisms. See the discussion at FQFT for more details.

The conformally invariant quantum field theories have fields for whom the correlation functions have a specific behaviour accounting for the conformal dimension of the fields. Conformal Field Theory Some References.

P di Francesco, P Mathieu and D Senechal, Conformal Field Theory, (Springer, ) - the `big yellow book', which contains probably everything in these lectures, and a lot more. J Cardy, Boundary Conformal Field Theory, a brief review of CFT followed by the basic ideas of boundary CFT - an article for Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics.

pdf. PiTP - "Introduction to Topological and Conformal Field Theory (2 of 2)" - Robbert Dijkgraaf - Duration: Institute for Advanced Study 5, views Filling an important gap in the literature, this comprehensive text develops conformal field theory from first principles.

The treatment is self-contained, pedagogical, and exhaustive, and includes a great deal of background material on quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, Lie algebras and affine Lie algebras.9/10(36). The book is a helpful source of reference to students and researchers in the field of physics, specifically quantum and theoretical.

Show less Conformal Invariance and String Theory is an account of the series of lectures held in Summer School regarding Conformal Invariance and String Theory in September   Introduction to Conformal Field Theory: With Applications to String Theory - Ebook written by Ralph Blumenhagen, Erik Plauschinn.

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Following references are, I think, best for learning two dimensional CFT. I haven't read them all but really would like to ;).

Also they may not be suitable for a "gentle" introduction; however they are mathematically more precise, and are more cl. While I am not a huge fan of the book, students seem to love Srednicki's Quantum Field Theory.

More recently, Schwartz's Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model is a great book from my inspection and students seem to enjoy it, though I've n.

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