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Research

Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

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Events for 21 September 2018

Diptarka Das: Modular bootstrap with some applications to thermalization

1:00pm, CM301

We shall try to understand thermalization in the context of conformal field theories (CFT) in 2 spacetime dimensions. First we will review some recent developments in bootstrapping operator product expansion (OPE) coefficients of 2d CFTs. We will derive certain asymptotic formulae for the OPE coefficients relevant for the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis. We shall also briefly look at the deviations from thermality at the level of reduced density matrices. The final part of the talk will focus on non-local probes of thermality. We shall also take a look at certain other constraints on the conformal blocks coming from crossing symmetry that reproduces features of the black hole S-matrix.

Contact christiana.pantelidou@durham.ac.uk, mathew.r.bullimore@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Return to China Career Event - Beijing

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Hotel Jen No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang Qu Beijing, 100004

Contact paul.b.campbell@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.