Files

Abstract

We study fixed points with N scalar fields in 4 - epsilon dimensions to leading order in epsilon using a bottom-up approach. We do so by analyzing O(N) invariants of the quartic coupling lambda(ijkl) that describes such CFTs. In particular, we show that lambda(iijj) and lambda ijkl2 are restricted to a specific domain, refining a result by Rychkov and Stergiou. We also study averages of one-loop anomalous dimensions of composite operators without gradients. In many cases, we are able to show that the O(N) fixed point maximizes such averages. In the final part of this work, we generalize our results to theories with N complex scalars and to bosonic QED. In particular we show that to leading order in epsilon, there are no bosonic QED fixed points with N < 183 flavors.

Details

Actions

Preview