Towards a numerical check of 3D bosonization dualities

OKC/Nordita High-Energy Physics Theory seminar

Monday 06 February 2017
from 13:15
to 14:15 at
Nordita East Building
(
132:028
)

Speaker :

Luca Delacretaz (Stanford)

Abstract :

A large number of 3D CFT dualities have been recently conjectured. The most surprising one equates a theory of strongly interacting charged bosons to a free Dirac fermion. Although this duality can be used as a "seed" to prove the various other dualities, the seed duality itself has resisted attempts at an analytical proof. I will present two promising numerical methods to verify this duality, and discuss how these methods can also be applied to study strongly interacting infrared fixed points.