University of Southampton
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 13:15
Building 44 (Shackleton) - Lecture Theatre B
Scale vs conformal invariance
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.