Seminar series
Mon, 28 Nov 2022
Antti Kupiainen

Conformal Field Theories (CFT) are believed to be exactly solvable once their primary scaling fields and their 3-point functions are known. This input is called the spectrum and structure constants of the CFT respectively. I will review recent work where this conformal bootstrap program can be rigorously carried out for the case of Liouville CFT, a theory that plays a fundamental role in 2d random surface theory and many other fields in physics and mathematics. Liouville CFT has a probabilistic formulation on an arbitrary Riemann surface and the bootstrap formula can be seen as a "quantization" of the plumbing construction of surfaces with marked points axiomatically discussed earlier by Graeme Segal. Joint work with Colin Guillarmou, Remi Rhodes and Vincent Vargas.

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