Monday 23 November 2015
from 13:15
to 14:15 at
122:026

Speaker :

Diego Hofman ((Amsterdam))

Abstract :

“Warped Conformal Theories (WCFTs) are 2 dimensional non relativistic theories with enough structure to obtain exact results of comparable power to usual 2 dimensional CFTs. As they are non-relativistic they do not couple naturally to Riemannian geometry but, instead, to a particular version of Newton-Cartan geometry. The study of these geometric features is of great importance as it sheds light on the meaning of Holography away from AdS spaces and it allows for the extension of concepts like modular invariance to a non-relativistic setup. Furthermore, we can obtain exact results like entanglement entropies using these tools. These models might also illuminate the path to a fully covariant formalism for CFTs with an extended W_N algebra.”