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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.


Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Thermal Conformal Blocks and their AdS Representations

Presented by Gim Seng Ng, Trinity College Dublin
26 January 2018 13:00 in CM101

We study conformal blocks for thermal one-point-functions in higher-dimensional conformal field theories. These thermal one-point blocks can be represented as AdS Witten-diagram-like integrals. In the absence of angular potentials, the thermal one-point blocks are given analytically as generalised hypergeometric functions. As an application, by studying behavior of thermal one-point functions in the high-temperature limit, we deduce an asymptotic formula for three point coefficients of one light operator and two heavy operators. This result agrees with expectations coming from eigenstate thermalization hypothesis.

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