Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2014:5

Conformal blocks for highly disparate scaling dimensions

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Abstract

We show that conformal blocks simplify greatly when there is a large difference between two of the scaling dimensions for external operators. In particular the spacetime dimension only appears in an overall constant which we determine via recurrence relations. Connections to the conformal bootstrap program and the AdS / CFT correspondence are also discussed.

Keywords

Conformal and W Symmetry Field Theories in Lower Dimensions Field Theories in Higher Dimensions Conformal Field Models in String Theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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