2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Spontaneous Breaking of Scale Invariance in U(N) Chern-Simons Gauge Theories in Three Dimensions

5 Jul 2014, 16:00
Sala 8+9 ()

Sala 8+9

Oral presentation Formal Theory Developments Formal Theory Developments


Prof. William Bardeen (Fermilab)


I demonstrate the existence of a massive phase in a conformally invariant U(N) Chern-Simons gauge theory in D=3 with matter fields in the fundamental representation. These models have attracted recent attention as being dual, in the conformal phase, to theories of higher spin gravity on AdS_4. Using the ‘t Hooft large N expansion, exact solutions are obtained for scalar current correlators in the massive phase where the conformal symmetry is spontaneously broken. A massless dilaton appears as a composite state, and its properties are discussed. Solutions exist for matter fields that are either bosons or fermions.

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Prof. William Bardeen (Fermilab)

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