Simons Collaboration on The Nonperturbative Bootstrap

Saturday, 22 October, 2016

August 2016 marks the establishment of the Simons Collaboration on the Non-Perturbative Bootstrap, directed by Leonardo Rastelli of the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook.

Members include Slava Rychkov - Deputy Director and João Penedones - Principal Investigator as well as 12 other members.

"Recently, members of our collaboration discovered new bootstrap techniques that apply in general dimensions. In the past few years we have applied these techniques to a wide variety of seemingly unrelated problems: to perform the world's most precise analysis of the 3d Ising model, to constrain strongly coupled theories of physics beyond the Standard Model, to aid in classifying superconformal field theories, to derive locality and black hole thermality in models of quantum gravity, and to prove irreversibility of renormalization group flows. We believe this is the beginning of a much larger enterprise, crossing traditional boundaries between string theory, condensed matter physics, and phenomenology, and making strong connections to modern mathematics and computer science."

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