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CFT and Bootstrap

Alessandro Vichi - EPFL, Lausanne

  The course provides a first introduction to the Boostrap approach to CFT's.  
  The plan is as follows:
    Overview of fixed points and renormalization group.
    Conformal tranformations and algebra.
    Embedding formalism and correlation functions.
    Operator-state correspondence.
    Operator Product Expansion.
    Consequences of unitarity.
    Conformal blocks.
    Introduction to numerical bootstrap and application.
    Analytic bootstrap and the inversion formula.
    Tutorial on numerical bootstrap.

Semi-Definite Programming algoritm for Bootstrap (SDPB)

  In order to follow the Bootstrap tutorial students are invited to install the SDPB software available here.
For linux users a detailed set of instructions can also be found in the following file.