|Brownian loops and conformally invariant systems|
|Valentino Foit, NYU Abu Dhabi|
|Event Type: Informal HEP Talk|
|Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM|
|Location: 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar|
|Abstract: The Brownian loop soup (BLS) is a stochastic system that is constructed from random loops in the plane and is invariant under conformal transformations. Correlation functions of certain observables can be used to formulate the BLS as a Conformal Field Theory (CFT).
I will give an overview of CFTs in two dimensions and point out their relation to certain stochastic systems. Then I will discuss the BLS including some recent progress, such as the operator content, the continuous spectrum, and hints of an extended symmetry algebra.|