HET & HEE Joint Seminar: "Applications of the Average Null Energy Condition"

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:30
Clay Cordova, (IAS Princeton)

Local energy conditions are the key hypothesis in many classical results in general relativity.  In quantum theory, these local energy conditions are invalidated due to quantum fluctuations.  Nevertheless a weaker condition, the so-called average null energy condition still holds in quantum field theory. I will explain how this condition constrains the data of conformal field theories such as operator product coefficients and scaling dimensions.

Center for Particle Cosmology