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Avia Raviv-Moshe (SCGP)

Date: Tue. November 9th, 2021, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Zoom seminar

Renormalization Group Flows on Line Defects 

In this talk, we will consider line defects in d-dimensional CFTs. The ambient CFT places nontrivial constraints on renormalization group flows on such line defects. We will see that the flow on line defects is consequently irreversible and furthermore a canonical decreasing entropy function exists. This construction generalizes the g theorem to line defects in arbitrary dimensions. We will demonstrate this generalization in some concrete examples, including a flow between Wilson loops in 4 dimensions, and an O(3) bosonic theory coupled to impurities with large isospin.

Host: Kara Farnsworth

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