Betzios, Panos Kiritsis, Elias Niarchos, Vasilis

We investigate emergent gravity extending the paradigm of the AdS/CFT correspondence. The emergent graviton is associated to the (dynamical) expectation value of the energy-momentum tensor. We derive the general effective description of such dynamics, and apply it to the case where a hidden theory generates gravity that is coupled to the Standard M...

Grans-Samuelsson, Linnea Liu, Lawrence He, Yifei Jacobsen, Jesper Lykke Saleur, Hubert
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Journal of High Energy Physics

The spectrum of conformal weights for the CFT describing the two-dimensional critical Q-state Potts model (or its close cousin, the dense loop model) has been known for more than 30 years [1]. However, the exact nature of the corresponding Vir ⊗ Vir¯\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepa...

Burić, Ilija Schomerus, Volker Isachenkov, Mikhail
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Journal of High Energy Physics

The decomposition of correlation functions into conformal blocks is an indispensable tool in conformal field theory. For spinning correlators, non-trivial tensor structures are needed to mediate between the conformal blocks, which are functions of cross ratios only, and the correlation functions that depend on insertion points in the d-dimensional ...

Donnay, Laura Pasterski, Sabrina Puhm, Andrea
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We provide a unified treatment of conformally soft Goldstone modes which arise when spin-one or spin-two conformal primary wavefunctions become pure gauge for certain integer values of the conformal dimension ∆. This effort lands us at the crossroads of two ongoing debates about what the appropriate conformal basis for celestial CFT is and what the...

Kiritsis, Elias Nitti, Francesco Préau, Edwan
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Journal of High Energy Physics

Holographic CFTs and holographic RG flows on space-time manifolds which are d-dimensional products of spheres are investigated. On the gravity side, this corresponds to Einstein-dilaton gravity on an asymptotically AdSd+1 geometry, foliated by a product of spheres. We focus on holographic theories on S2× S2, we show that the only regular five-dimen...

Gomis, Jaume Le Floch, Bruno
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We give a microscopic two dimensional N\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$ \mathcal{N} $$\end{document} = (2, 2) gauge theory description of arbitrary M2-b...

De Boer, Jan Godet, Victor Kastikainen, Jani Keski-Vakkuri, Esko

One of the key tasks in physics is to perform measurements in order to determine the state of a system. Often, measurements are aimed at determining the values of physical parameters, but one can also ask simpler questions, such as "is the system in state A or state B?". In quantum mechanics, the latter type of measurements can be studied and optim...

Rychkov, Slava

We explain how the axioms of Conformal Field Theory are used to make predictions about critical exponents of continuous phase transitions in three dimensions, via a procedure called the conformal bootstrap. The method assumes conformal invariance of correlation functions, and imposes some relations between correlation functions of different orders....

Csáki, Csaba D'Agnolo, Raffaele Tito Geller, Michael Ismail, Ameen

We introduce a new approach to the Higgs naturalness problem, where the value of the Higgs mass is tied to cosmic stability and the possibility of a large observable Universe. The Higgs mixes with the dilaton of a CFT sector whose true ground state has a large negative vacuum energy. If the Higgs VEV is non-zero and below $\mathcal{O}({\rm TeV})$, ...

Casali, Eduardo Puhm, Andrea

Celestial amplitudes which use conformal primary wavefunctions rather than plane waves as external states offer a novel opportunity to study properties of amplitudes with manifest conformal covariance and give insight into a potential holographic celestial CFT at the null boundary of asymptotically flat space. Since translation invariance is obscur...