Unnuclear physics: Conformal symmetry in nuclear reactions

S@INT Seminar

Conformal symmetry plays an important role in field theory and statistical physics. We review a nonrelativistic version of conformal symmetry, also called Schrödinger symmetry, and the properties of nonrelativistic conformal field theories. We show how the nonrelativistic conformal symmetry exhibits itself in various physical systems. In particular, we will consider the example of "unnuclear physics," where the conformal dimensions of primary operators in an interacting nonrelativistic CFT determines the behavior of differential cross sections of nuclear reactions involving several neutrons in the final state. Reference: arXiv:2103.12610.

The speaker for this event will lead the meeting remotely. All interested graduate students and faculty are invited to attend by convening in the INT seminar room (C-421).

Participants are also welcome to join via Zoom. Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting: amccoy10[at]uw.edu or gsj6[at]uw.edu

Dam Son
University of Chicago