An Introduction to Two-Dimensional Quantum Field Theory with (0,2) Supersymmetry - Lecture Notes in Physics 951 (Paperback)Ilarion V. Melnikov (author)
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The purpose of these lecture notes is to acquaint the reader with these fascinating theories, assuming a background in conformal theory, quantum field theory and differential geometry at the beginning graduate level. In order to investigate the profound relations between structures from complex geometry and field theory the text begins with a thorough examination of the basic structures of (0,2) quantum field theory and conformal field theory. Next, a simple class of Lagrangian theories, the (0,2) Landau-Ginzburg models, are discussed, together with the resulting renormalization group flows, dynamics, and symmetries. After a thorough introduction and examination of (0,2) non-linear sigma models, the text introduces linear sigma models that, in particular, provide a unified treatment of non-linear sigma models and Landau-Ginzburg theories. Many exercises, along with discussions of relevant mathematical notions and important open problems in the field, are included in the text.
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages: 482
Weight: 759 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2019