Theory Group Seminars

The local renormalization group equation in superspace

by Roberto Auzzi

248 (Building C, first floor)


Building C, first floor

I'll present the superspace formulation of the local RG equation, a framework for the study of supersymmetric RG flows in which the constraints of holomorphy and R-symmetry are manifest. I'll discuss the derivation of the consistency conditions associated with super-Weyl symmetry off-criticality and the study of their implications. As examples, I'll derive an expression for the a-function, and I'll present an analog of the a-maximization equation, which is valid off-criticality. I'll discuss the application of this machinery to the study of conformal manifolds and I'll give a simple proof that the metric on such manifolds is Kahler.