Speaker: 
Kostas Skenderis
Speaker affiliation: 
University of Southampton
Date: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 13:15
Room: 
Building 44 (Shackleton) - Lecture Theatre B
Title: 
Scale vs conformal invariance
Abstract: 
I will discuss the question of whether scale invariant unitary quantum field theories are actually conformally invariant. I will present a complete analysis of possible scale anomalies in correlation functions of the trace of the stress-energy tensor and discuss recent attempts to show that scale invariance implies conformal invariance.