(2023-12-05) Seminar: Gabriel Cuomo -- Phases of Wilson Lines


Gabriel Cuomo  博士学术报告

Title: Phases of Wilson Lines

Speaker: Dr. Gabriel Cuomo

Affiliation: Princeton University, USA (美国普林斯顿大学

Time: 20:00-21:00, Tuesday, 5th December, 2023 (UTC+8, Beijing Time)

Venue: Zoom Meeting (ID: 385 442 0225; Passcode: yauc)

Inviter: Zhijin Li 李志金


Even when the bulk theory is conformal (or quasi-conformal), external probes (defects) may undergo a nontrivial RG flow. In this talk, I will briefly review some general properties of line defects in CFT. I will then discuss some interesting RG flows for Wilson lines in massless gauge theories, and their relation with an instability to screening by charged fields. 


Dr. Gabriel Cuomo is currently a postdoc at Princeton University. He defended his PhD thesis in theoretical particle physics at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2020 and then did his first postdoc at C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics of Stony Brook University.


The seminar will be broadcasted online by Zoom.

Interested people are free to join, without registration in advance.

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Meeting ID: 385 442 0225

Passcode: yauc