Conformal Field Theory - Archived material for the year 2016-2017

2016-2017
Lecturer(s): 
Prof. Luis Fernando Alday
General Prerequisites: 

Quantum Field Theory (MT)

Course Term: 
Trinity
Course Overview: 

Scale invariance and conformal invariance in critical behaviour, the role of the stress tensor, radial quantisation and the Virasoro algebra, CFT on the cylinder and torus, height models, loop models and Coulomb gas methods, boundary CFT and Schramm-Loewner evolution, perturbed conformal field theories: Zamolodchikov's c-theorem, integrable perturbed CFTs: S-matrices and form factors.