The Space of Quantum Field Theories


Event details

Date 09.06.2022
Hour 16:0017:00
Speaker Prof. Joao Penedones, Fields and Strings Laboratory, EPFL
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Quantum Field Theory (QFT) is the mathematical language currently used to formulate the fundamental laws of Nature. However, our understanding of it is still incomplete and mostly limited to theories with weakly interacting particles. There is an ongoing effort to develop efficient methods to study QFTs with strong interactions, like for example quantum chromodynamics.
I will describe the Non-perturbative Bootstrap approach, where one constrains the space of QFTs just using basic physical principles like causality, unitarity and Lorentz invariance. Remarkably, this approach can also be used to constrain Quantum Gravity.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Institut de Physique

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