Semiclassics, Goldstone bosons and CFT data

Hellerman et al. (arXiv:1505.01537) have shown that in a generic CFT the spectrum of operators carrying a large U(1) charge can be analyzed semiclassically in an expansion in inverse powers of the charge. The key is the operator state correspondence by which such operators are associated with a finite density superfluid phase for the theory quantized on the cylinder. The dynamics is dominated by the corresponding Goldstone hydrodynamic mode and the derivative expansion coincides with the inverse charge expansion. We illustrate and further clarify this situation by first considering simple quantum mechanical analogues. We then systematize the approach by employing the coset construction for non-linearly realized space-time symmetries. Focussing on CFT3 we illustrate the case of higher rank and non-abelian groups and the computation of higher point functions. Three point function coefficients turn out to satisfy universal scaling laws and correlations as the charge and spin are varied.


Published in:
Journal Of High Energy Physics, 6, 011
Year:
2017
Publisher:
New York, Springer
ISSN:
1029-8479
Keywords:
Laboratories:




 Record created 2017-07-10, last modified 2018-12-03


Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)