Conformal Field Theory - Material for the year 2020-2021

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2020-2021
Lecturer(s): 
Prof. Luis Fernando Alday
General Prerequisites: 

Quantum Field Theory (MT)

Course Term: 
Trinity
Course Weight: 
1.00 unit(s)

Assessment type:

Course Overview: 

16 lectures. Made up of 8 x 2 hour slots.
Areas: PT, CMT
Links to homework submission:
Hanzhi Jiang's Class: https://cloud.maths.ox.ac.uk/index.php/s/orxi2GdTXTMNaH6
Enrico Marchetto's Class: https://cloud.maths.ox.ac.uk/index.php/s/kHMw3LXoD9KmRGR
Palash Singh's Class: https://cloud.maths.ox.ac.uk/index.php/s/55r4QxYYAWPwA8b

Course Synopsis: 

1. RG flow, scale and conformal invariance
2. Conformal invariance in d-dimensions
3. Conformal invariance in 2-dimensions
4. The operator formalism and radial quantization
5. Virasoro algebra
6. Minimal model
7. Modular invariance
8. Conformal bootstrap