Heidelberg University

Conformal Quantum Field Theory

Karl-Henning Rehren, Göttingen University


Conformal symmetry allows to derive a priori properties of a relativistic quantum field theory, without the need to specify a model Lagrangian. In four spacetime dimensions, these properties basically concern the general form of correlation functions. They go far beyond this in two dimensions, allowing for complete solutions or (discrete) classifications. The lecture introduces several facets of the amazing structures arising in 2D CFT and their surprising relations to various areas of mathematics.

NOTE: only Tuesday to Friday!