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Axiomatic conformal field theory and AdS/ CFT correspondence.

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Albert Schwarz, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Thu, Oct 8 2015, 3:10PM

I'll sketch a simple rigorous proof of the following statement: Every local quantum field theory on hyperbolic space (=Euclidean AdS space) of dimension d+1 generates conformal field theory on d-dimensional sphere. The proof is based on a new system of axiom for conformal field theory in dimensions >2. it is not necessary to know quantum field theory to understand the talk.