"Twistor methods for superconformal blocks," by Zuhair Khandker (Boston University)

Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Series: 
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Monday, October 26, 2015
3-4PM

Guest Speaker: Zuhair Khandker (Boston University)

Talk Title: "Twistor methods for superconformal blocks"

Abstract:

Conformal blocks are fundamental ingredients in the CFT bootstrap program. They encapsulate the contribution of a primary operator and all its descendants to a particular four-point function, but computing them is a challenge, especially in supersymmetric CFTs. I will discuss recent efforts using twistors to develop a simplified, covariant framework for computing conformal blocks in four-dimensional CFTs with N-extended supersymmetry. This framework has enabled the computation of new superconformal blocks.

Event Attachments: 
Location: 
PAB 4-330