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Perturbative QFT in D = 4

Presented by: 
Stefan Hollands Universität Leipzig, Universität Leipzig
Date: 
Wednesday 24th October 2018 - 09:00 to 10:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Non-abelian Yang-Mills theories are the key building blocks of the standard model of particle physics. Their renormalization, even at the perturbative level, is a difficult problem because it must be shown that -- and in precisely what sense -- there exists a renormalization scheme preserving local gauge invariance.In this talk, I outline solutions to this problem (a) in the context of curved Lorentzian spacetimes and (b) within the context of flat Euclidean space. The methods presented are rather different, in that the first is based on a generalization of the Epstein-Glaser method -- also called "causal perturbation theory", while the second is based on the so called "flow equation method".The talk will be introductory in nature.
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