Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: An Etude on 3d N=2 Conformal Manifolds

  • Date: 07 March, 13:45
  • Location: A3419
  • Lecturer: Nikolay Bobev (Leuven)
  • Contact person: Fabrizio Nieri
  • Seminarium

I will describe the one-dimensional complex conformal manifold that controls the infrared dynamics of a three-dimensional N=2 supersymmetric theory of three chiral superfields with a cubic superpotential. Two special points on this conformal manifold are the XYZ model and three decoupled copies of the critical Wess-Zumino model. The conformal manifold enjoys a discrete duality group and can be thought of as an orbifold of CP1. I will discuss how to compute the spectrum of low lying operators and their OPE coefficients as a function of the coordinate on the conformal manifold using the epsilon-expansion and the numerical conformal bootstrap.