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           11:00 - 12:00     Journal Club: Experiment & Phenomenology Hybrid Format
What is (conformal) anomaly?

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Abstract:

Inspired by the What is? column in the Notices of the AMS, this talk aims to provide an informal, nontechnical exposition of the fundamental ideas behind various characterizations of anomalies. In the first part of the talk, I will offer a brief summary of multiple mathematical approaches to classifying and characterizing anomalies in quantum field theories. The second part will focus on the specific example of conformal anomaly in two dimensions, illustrating the concepts discussed earlier and highlighting connections with 2D induced gravity and AdS3/CFT2 duality whenever possible.

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