11-14 June 2019
Le Bois-Marie
Europe/Paris timezone

Semi-classics, Mixed Anomalies and Resurgence in 2D QFT

11 Jun 2019, 15:15
Centre de Conférences Marilyn et James Simons (Le Bois-Marie)

Centre de Conférences Marilyn et James Simons

Le Bois-Marie

35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette


Mithat Ünsal (NC State University)


I will discuss new methods in QFTs which allows us to study the non-perturbative dynamics of (non-)supersymmetric theories. The main tools are mixed anomalies, semi-classical methods, resurgence and quantum distillation. As an application, I will describe the charge-$q$ Schwinger model and two-dimensional sigma models, such as $CP^{N-1}$ model compactified on cylinder. Using certain boundary conditions which guarantee persistence of mixed anomaly upon compactification reveals a large set of new saddle points, which play instrumental role in non-perturbative dynamics.

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Mithat Ünsal (NC State University)

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